2024 CYC March Madness Event Saturday, April 6, 2024
6-11 p.m. @ The Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre

For more than 75 years, the Catholic Youth Center in Wilkes-Barre has been a home away from home for scores of children. Now, more than ever, specialized programming at the CYC is an important component in the lives of our young people as they journey through their childhood and teenage years. Whether they make use of our 24 hour-a-day childcare center, drop-in program for teenagers, respite sessions to give their caregivers a break, or are enrolled in our Keystone Star 4 preschool or play in a sports league, they know CYC will always be here for them.

Our 2024 March Madness event will take place from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. Guests can expect a grand yet laid-back atmosphere complete with fun, festive, sports-themed food and drinks, exciting basketball games and an online silent auction. The spirit of March Madness will be everywhere as we turn the Westmoreland Club tent into NEPA’s best sports bar. As guests arrive, they will be greeted by waitstaff dressed in black and white basketball referee uniforms. The Final Four basketball games will be broadcast on large screens throughout the venue.

The online auction will open at noon on Wednesday, April 3, and close at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. More than 100 items with a total value of more than $25,000 will be up for bid. Bidders do not need to attend the event to place bids.

Please help us get the word out by sharing the auction site with friends and family.

We hope you can join us for a fun night!

Preview the auction, sign up to bid, or purchase event tickets by clicking here: https://2024marchmadness.cbo.io


For more than 70 years, the Wyoming Valley CYC has provided a solid foundation for area youth, developing the personalities, gifts, talents and goals of thousands of young men and women while serving as a major recreation agency and early-childhood Keystone Stars education center for greater Wilkes-Barre.

Throughout its history, the CYC has evolved to meet changing community needs and now offers social and recreational opportunities to adults and senior citizens as it operates with a motto of “For the Young and the Young at Heart.”

All programming fosters physical, intellectual, and moral development as it combats and prevents substance abuse and delinquency.  The CYC is a leader in the community in providing youth developmental activities with programs in childcare, summer day camp, swimming, sports, drug and alcohol prevention and life skills training.

Currently the agency has over 30 full-time employees and approximately 60 part-time staff. The CYC operates the largest childcare program in Luzerne County that includes before-school and after-school Child Care and Summer Day Camp for school aged youth.


The Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center is located at 36 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The CYC complex rests on 2 ½ Acres of land in downtown Wilkes-Barre.  The facilities include: Childcare Center, Two Full Size Gymnasiums, State of the Art Aquatic Center, Literacy Library, two playgrounds and a beautiful park in the rear of the facility.

Child Care Program
Youth Drop-In Center
Planned Respite Program
Summer Camp Program