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August 10, 2019 at Mellon Park

Our 2019 Cause Beneficiaries are:

Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) is a student -centered organization that supports immigrant and refugee youth in becoming engaged, confident, and celebrated members of our community.

Pennsylvania Women Work’s mission transforms women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence. Through life-changing programs, the organization provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals receive hands-on, individualized support and mentorship to develop professionally and personally.

On August 10, 2019, 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 17th 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.

Thank you for 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. This year, we received 49 total organizations to evaluate and consider through our Kickball for a Cause open nomination process. PUMP board and staff then narrowed those 49 organizations to 9 that the public, and our members, would vote upon. During the voting process we received 649 votes for these amazing organizations and are so excited to announce and support ARYSE and PA Women Work at this year’s tournament! Learn more about the selection process here.

We want to thank all 9 organization for participating and we want to thank everyone who voted! We hope you were rewarded with the opportunity to learn about all 9 organizations, their missions and their impact on the Pittsburgh region.

Thank you to all our 2019 Kickball for a Cause finalists!

  1. Center for Victims
  2. Dreams of Hope
  3. The Friendship Circle
  4. Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)
  5. Hello Neighbor
  6. Literacy Pittsburgh
  7. Maya Organization 

Timeline for Announcing the 2019 Causes

  • Nominations Open – March 11 – March 24 CLOSED
  • PUMP vetting of submissions – March 25- April 5 CLOSED
  • Announcement of Finalists – April 8 ANNOUNCED
  • YOU vote on the top Causes – April 8 – April 21 CLOSED
  • Announcement of 2019 Cause(s) – April 25

Questions about nominations or Kickball for a Cause?

Contact Jaime Filipek at

Save the Date for Registration

Registration will open on June 25th at noon! Stay tuned for more information! If you are not a PUMP Member, and do not wish to become one for the year you are still welcome to participate in the tournament using the discount code: K4aC19player


Can’t make it to the event?
You can still support the causes through a donation!

Thank you to this year’s Sponsors:

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