On August 10, 2019 PUMP will once again host Kickball for a Cause at Mellon Park and bring together over 600 young people to raise funds for local nonprofits!
Now in it’s 18th year of play, Kickball for a Cause features 32 teams which 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 8 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. We look to you, our loyal members and participants, to help us decide who the Causes should be. This part is so exciting for us because we have the opportunity to learn about other local organizations who are doing amazing work for Pittsburgh with whom we have the potential to partner with.
This year, we received a total of 49 nominations for awesome nonprofit “Causes” that we considered as possible beneficiaries for the event. We first narrowed the nominations down to 9 finalists and then we hosted an open voting opportunity to decide who this year’s Cause should be! Voting closed on Sunday April 21st at midnight. We will announce the winner(s) on Thursday April 25th!
The nonprofit receiving the most votes is guaranteed to be a Cause. PUMP may consider additional Causes based on voting and priorities.
Voting is now closed!
Our 2019 Kickball for a Cause Beneficiary(s) will be announced on Thursday 4/25.
Check out our 2019 Kickball for a Cause Finalists!
Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) is a student -centered organization that supports immigrant and refugee youth in becoming engaged, confident, and celebrated members of our community.
Center for Victims is a community based nonprofit organization and the largest, most comprehensive, inclusive provider of services, advocacy, and education for victims of all crime in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our goal is to break the cycle of violence in our communities.
Dreams of Hope was founded in 2003, and is Pittsburgh’s premier art-focused organization for LGBTQA+ youth. Through the power of the arts, we provide young people a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, develop as leaders, and learn to make positive changes in their communities.
The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. Our programs engage youth and adults with diverse abilities in a full range of social activities; we aim to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships that strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.
The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) has been working to improve air quality to protect human, environmental, and economic health in southwestern Pennsylvania since 1969.
Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives.
Literacy Pittsburgh helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties.
The Maya Organization serves women and families in the Pittsburgh area. We offer free prenatal, birth, and parenting classes as well as mental health counseling and support groups for expecting and new parents. We envision a world where all people have the support to heal and grow, and every family has the resources necessary to raise healthy children.
Pennsylvania Women Work’s mission transforms women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence. Through life-changing programs, the organization provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals receive hands-on, individualized support and mentorship to develop professionally and personally.