USF Health Ybor Youth Clinic to host first annual, fun-filled scavenger hunt to benefit underserved, at-risk youth

USF Health’s Ybor Youth Clinic, the first-ever free healthcare clinic for underserved and at-risk youth in Tampa Bay, is hosting its first annual Ybor’s Alley-Oop for Youth fundraiser at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at the Ybor Youth Clinic at 1315 E 7th Ave. Suite 104, Tampa, FL 33605. The goal is to expand healthcare services it offers to Tampa Bay area adolescents and young adults who have been underserved or felt unwelcome in traditional healthcare settings.

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As a fun tie-in to NCCA’s March Madness, Ybor’s Alley-Oop for Youth is an interactive basketball-themed scavenger hunt. Teams will advance through historical Ybor City using a series of clues and completing surprise challenges as they race toward the finish line for the winning championship title, all while supporting a worthy cause.

Registration begins 1 p.m. at the clinic, and the whistle blows at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting https://adv-mercury.forest.usf.edu/rsvp_tks_v2/default.aspx?event_id=MD03082014

An awards reception and after party will conclude the festivities (admission included in ticket value) at Ybor City Wine Bar on 8th Ave.

For years, Ybor City has been a haven for youth of all backgrounds.  Since beginning in September, 2012, the USF Health Ybor Youth Clinic has become an invaluable resource for local youth ages 13 to 24, providing high quality, innovative, compassionate, and nonjudgmental health care for all youth, regardless of income. The USF Health Ybor Youth Clinic is unique in offering specialized care to high-risk youth and those most traditionally marginalized, including but not limited to homeless, gay, lesbian, transgender, and HIV infected individuals.

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