On August 10, 2024 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 April 15th through April 28th and we will announce the winner(s) on Tuesday April 30, 2024!

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.

Voting is now Open!

Voting will remain open from April 15th – April 28th


Our 2024 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.

Awaken Pittsburgh

Live fully. Mindfulness in action. Putting powerful tools into the hands and minds of those most in need. These are the goals of Awaken Pittsburgh.

The mission is to foster well-being, empathy, and compassion for all by teaching and encouraging mindfulness and meditation practices .

An equitable and just society where diverse peoples live in harmony with each other and their environments is the vision.

Footbridge For Families

Footbridge for Families provides one-of-a-kind rapid support and service coordination for individuals and families facing financial crises which have no other solution.

Our vision is for America to be a country in which small bumps in life do not routinely lead to catastrophic intergenerational outcomes.

Pittsburgh for Public Transit

Pittsburghers for Public Transit is a grassroots union of transit riders, workers and neighbors. Together we organize for an expanded, affordable and accessible public transit system that meets all needs, with no communities left behind.


PublicSource is Pittsburgh’s home for impactful journalism and community-driven storytelling. We inspire critical thinking and bold ideas through journalism rooted in facts, diverse voices and the pursuit of transparency.

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