On August 12, 2023 PUMP will once again host Kickball for a Cause at Mellon Park and bring together young people, ages 21+, for a day of kickball, fundraising, picnicking, and fun.
Since 2003, Kickball for a Cause (K4aC) features teams that play in round-robin lightening games in Mellon Park throughout the day while enjoying generous donations of food, drink and music from our sponsors. The top teams advance into playoff rounds – which always generates a crowd of supporters and cheers.
We need your help finding this year’s Causes!
Since its inception, Kickball for a Cause has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local nonprofits and charities. For the past few years, we’ve relied on the community to help us choose which Cause(s) the event will support.
The first step of this year’s Cause process was an open application period where any interested local nonprofits who met our guidelines to participate were able to apply to participate in our Open Voting Process with the community. This year we received a total of 17 applications directly from awesome nonprofit “Causes” that we considered as possible beneficiaries for the event. As a staff, PUMP then narrowed the nominations down to 6 finalists.
Now, we are so excited to announce our 6 finalists and open voting for everyone! Voting will be open from March 15th through March 27th and we will announce the winner(s) on Tuesday March 28, 2023!
The nonprofit receiving the most votes is guaranteed to be a Cause. PUMP may consider additional Causes based on voting and priorities.
Anyone is eligible to vote one time. PUMP Members also receive one vote, but their votes count as two votes.
Our 2023 Kickball for a Cause Finalists are:
A+ School’s vision is a Pittsburgh where every child succeeds. A+ Schools works in in partnership with students, families, community organizations, and schools to make sure every kid is in every school every day. They take a holistic view working with community organizations and public agencies to reduce the barriers that keep kids from getting to school and schools to create an excuse for every child to go everyday by connecting children with literacy, tutoring, and out of school time supports.
Assemble envisions diverse neighborhoods of empowered people who create, connect, learn, and transform together. We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners both in our space at 4824 Penn Ave and beyond.
Evolve Coaching provides support to individuals with disabilities and our community through education, employment, and the arts. Evolve provides highly specialized coaching services to more than 200 people each year in the Pittsburgh area, helping these individuals become integrated and productive members of the local community.
Off the Floor strives to strengthen families and reduce the pain and indignity of extreme poverty in the greater Pittsburgh area by recycling and delivering gently used furniture free of charge to families in deepest need.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse inspires creativity, conversation, and community engagement through reuse. They operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self.
Pittsburgh Hardball Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth advocacy organization that strives to enrich the lives of youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We have an intent focus on empowering underrepresented populations. We deliver meaningful enrichment programming to create positive and transformative outcomes on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Our vision is to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive landscape across our region.