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On August 8, 2020 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 36 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 12 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 56 nominations for awesome nonprofit “Causes” that we considered as possible beneficiaries for the event.  We first narrowed the nominations down to 10 finalists and then we host an open voting opportunity to decide who this year’s Cause should be! Voting will be open from February 27th through March 9th. We will announce the winner(s) on Thursday March 12th!

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!

The winners will be announced on March 12th!

Learn more about the Tournament!

Check out our 2020 Kickball for a Cause Finalists!


Book ‘Em sends reading and educational materials to prisoners across Pennsylvania.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people incarcerated in PA by providing free access to educational materials, books and resources who otherwise have limited access to these materials.


Brookline Teen Outreach works to provide quality resources free of charge to youth ages 10-18 in the Greater Pittsburgh area to maximize their potential through educational and social programming, life skills workshops, tutoring, community service opportunities, and licensed counseling.


At Civically, Inc the well-being of Wilkinsburg is our first priority. Civically’s  programs and activities are designed to help our neighbors and friends reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

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Connecting Champions is a nonprofit that asks kids with cancer, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and connects them with a mentor for the cancer journey. We’ve paired children with 50 different career paths — ghost hunters, constitutional lawyers, train conductors, ballerinas, and many in between! In the words of one of our 18-year-old cancer survivors, Katie, “They gifted me not only their friendship but also a whole new outlook on life. To be quite honest they gave me my will to live back. They gave me hope when there seemed to be no use in having any anymore.”


The Global Minds Initiative is a for-youth by-youth organization that inspires students of all backgrounds to form social bonds, intercultural friendships, and to consider global issues through youth led after-school programming. Founded at Taylor Allderdice High School, Global Minds now works across 25 schools impacting over 2,600 students internationally.

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The Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) works to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Southwestern PA, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens.

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The Latino Community Center (LCC)’s mission is to empower, advocate with, and celebrate Latinos in Allegheny County. The LCC envisions a Pittsburgh community in which all Latinos are valued and have equal and equitable access to the resources needed to thrive.


Northside Food Pantry Advisors ensure sustainable health and food security for our neighbors by donating time, money, and goods.  We serve as a “friend of” organization for the Northside Food Pantry, and our engagement has allowed for the reliable purchase of fresh produce, whole grains, and lean proteins for shoppers.  We are most proud of our pantry’s expanded distribution of fruits and vegetables: more than 200 tons of produce was distributed in 2019.

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Open Field’s mission is to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport. Utilizing the game of soccer, Open Field’s programming creates a safe space for youth in Pittsburgh and Cameroon, Africa to play, learn and gain skills and confidence to succeed on and off the field.

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When She Thrives is a community based organization dedicated to equipping single mothers to move their families from poverty to prosperity. When She Thrives’ programming includes: The Scenes From A Single Mom Book Project, which has published two anthologies helping dozens of moms become Authors + Entrepreneurs, and S.O.AR. ( Successfully Overcoming Adversity with Resilience) a program that provides both provides crisis prevention grants for single mothers and The Single Mom Supper Club, a holistic health as wealth building support group featuring informal gatherings with other single moms, and women leaders as mentors and STEAM activities for their children.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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