On August 11, 2018, PUMP will once again host Kickball for a Cause at Mellon Park and bring together 600+ young people, ages 21+, for a day of kickball, fundraising, picknicking, and fun.
Now in it’s 16th 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 that we have the potential to partner with!
On Monday April 2nd at midnight our open nomination process officially closed. During open nominations we received 41 nominations to be Cause beneficiaries for 2018! We are currently in the internal processing phase. Now our PUMP Board & Staff are taking some time to process each nomination and narrow the voting list down to between 6-10 organizations. Voting will open on April 16th so stay tuned!
Each organization will meet the following criteria:
- The organization’s mission and programming align with PUMP’s Advocacy + Public Policy Agenda.
- The organization must be a 501(c)3 with a focus on the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
- The organization must have demonstrated programming that impacts the lives of the people of the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
- Organizational capacity to demonstrate impact
- Organizational capacity to be involved and engaging at the event
- Good communication with PUMP
- Financial need
- Having not been a Cause in the prior two years.
Timeline for Announcing the 2018 Causes
- Nominations Open – March 19 – April 2 CLOSED
- PUMP vetting of submissions – April 2 – April 16
- Announcement of Finalists – April 16
- YOU vote on the top Causes – April 16 – April 26
- Announcement of 2018 Cause(s) – April 30
Questions about nominations or Kickball for a Cause?
Contact Jaime Filipek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone for your awesome nominations! We will be announcing the finalists on April 16th.