Kickball for a Cause

Now in its 19th year of play, Kickball for a Cause is an annual, summertime, adult, charitable kickball tournament that draws approximately 400-600 participants and volunteers.  Since its inception, Kickball for a Cause has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Pittsburgh charities and spread awareness about many important causes and organizations.  This year’s Kickball for a Cause will be held on Saturday, August 13th in Mellon Park.

OPPORTUNITY:

PUMP is seeking local nonprofit organization(s) whose work makes an impact on Pittsburgh or the Greater Pittsburgh Region to serve as Kickball for a Cause beneficiaries. Being a Kickball for a Cause beneficiary is a great opportunity to network, recruit volunteers, build awareness and raise funds for your organization. Selection as a Kickball for a Cause beneficiary comes with the following benefits and expectations.

We are asking all interested nonprofits to please have a member of their staff or board to fill out the following application to be a Cause at this year’s tournament. PUMP staff and board will narrow our applications down to between 4-6 organizations who will be voted on by both our PUMP audience and your network.

TIMELINE:

  • January 31st – February 27th: Application open
  • February 28th – March 10th: Internal PUMP Vetting Process
    • March 8th – March 10th: PUMP Staff will confirm 4-6 organizations
  • March 10th – March 20th: Open Voting
    • Anyone is eligible to vote one time
    • PUMP Members votes count as 2 votes
  • Tuesday March 22nd: Announcement of Charity Winner(s)

CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED A CAUSE:

  1. The organization’s mission and programming align with PUMP’s Advocacy + Public Policy Agenda.
    • Note: While we strongly support specific illness and disease nonprofits, animal focused nonprofits, and hospitals, these types of organizations are not eligible to be selected as a K4aC beneficiary.
  2. The organization must be a 501(c)3 with a focus on the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
  3. The organization must have demonstrated programming that impacts the lives of the people of the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
  4. The organization has a need for financial assistance to elevate their work; organizations will not be considered that have an annual expense budget of over $1 million per year.

In addition, if selected, the organization must be able to commit to and fulfill the following expectations:

  1. The organization must be involved and engaging onsite at the event by hosting and staffing a booth with an engaging activity.
  2. The organization must participate in an interview to share their story which will be featured in pre-event promotion.
  3. The organization is expected to have good communication with PUMP.