On August 13, 2022 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 22 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 5 finalists.
Now, we are so excited to announce our 5 finalists and open voting for everyone! Voting will be open from March 10th through March 20th and we will announce the winner(s) on Tuesday March 22, 2022!
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 2022 Kickball for a Cause Finalists are:
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.
Footbridge for Families’ mission is to advance social equity. Footbridge provides one-of-a-kind rapid support and service coordination for individuals and families facing financial crises which have no other solution. The financial crises that we resolve through payment to third-party vendors are modestly priced and have the potential to cost tens of thousands of dollars if unresolved.
The Foster Love Project’s mission is to provide love in action to foster children as well as support to the families who are providing care for them. This is lived out in our vision of providing impactful resources to empower children in transition by building up dignity and self-worth, to create a better future.
Proud Haven’s mission is to provide a safe shelter for LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18-25) experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh. We also provide emotional support and resources to help LGBTQIA+ youth develop the skills needed to live independently.