Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, national and regional events are held to raise awareness and funds for our charitable foundation. The marquee events include the Gold Medal Ceremony, Golf Classic, and Poker Tournament. In addition to these events, state dinners/receptions and regional award ceremonies occur on a rotating basis.


Arkansas Service Day & Reception

April 21, 2018 | Little Rock, AR

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | U.S. Military Service Day Project
The Arkansas 4-H Center
1 Four H Way

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Governor’s Reception
The Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center Street

Coinciding with Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world, this event will provide an opportunity to highlight The Congressional Award’s partnership with 4-H and to educate Arkansas youth about the program. Honorary guests include Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Rodney Slater.

Wyoming Statewide Ceremony

April 22, 2018 | Cheyenne, WY
Cheyenne Civic Center Performing Arts Theatre

An annual ceremony coordinated by the Wyoming State Council with honorary chairpersons Senator Mike Enzi, Senator John Barrasso & Representative Liz Cheney

Congressional Leadership Reception

April 24, 2018 | Washington, DC
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LBJ Room (S-211) | U.S. Capitol

This reception will celebrate the 38th anniversary of the program with members of the House and Senate, supporters, sponsors, and partners. Special awards will be presented to Members of Congress with the top-performing districts/states in 2017.

Charity Poker Tournament

May 15, 2018 | Washington, DC
6:30 p.m. | Reception; 7:15 p.m. | Tournament
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave NW

The 14th Annual Chiefs of Staff Charity Poker Tournament welcomes poker enthusiasts across the spectrum including former and current Members of Congress, Chiefs of Staff, poker pros, and corporate partners for an evening of bluffs and blinds, all in the name of charity.

Congressional Staff Briefing

June 7, 2018 | Washington, DC
3:00 p.m.
HC-8 Meeting Room
U.S. Capitol

Congressional offices are encouraged to send a staff member to prepare for the 2018 Gold Medal Ceremony. Attendees will be briefed on the event, learn more about their Gold Medalist constituents, and will take home event materials.

Gold Medal Ceremony

June 21, 2018 | Washington, DC
Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325)
Russell Senate Office Building
*Morning and afternoon ceremony times TBD

Each June, Congress celebrates the hundreds of youth from across the nation who have earned The Congressional Award Gold Medal, the pinnacle of the program.

STEM Stars Reception

June 21, 2018 | Washington, DC
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
45 Independence Ave. SW

Celebrate Gold Medalists across the nation that engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities.

Day at the Ballpark

June 22, 2018 | Washington, DC
7:05 p.m. | Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

The Washington Nationals invite 2018 Gold Medalists and their families to attend a MLB game and receive special pre-game recognition. One corporate partner will have the opportunity to recognize the 2018 Gold Medal class through a special celebration at Nationals Park.

Golf Classic

October 1, 2018 | Potomac, MD
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
10000 Oaklyn Dr.

The 24th annual charity tournament brings together current and former Members of Congress, as well as prominent guests like professional athletes and business and civic leaders, to raise vital funds and awareness for the Foundation.