Tournament: August 12, 2023



In 2023, 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) has featured teams who play in round-robin lightning games in Mellon Park throughout the day while enjoying generous donations of food, drinks and music from our sponsors. The top teams advance into playoff rounds – which always generates a crowd of supporters and cheers.

Finding our 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 have worked with the community to help us choose which Cause(s) the event will support.

Our 2023 process will again have multiple steps. First, we will host an open nomination process where interested local nonprofits can apply to be a 2023 Cause beneficiary. Organizations can expect the following benefits and expectations for participation as a Cause. When our nomination period closes, PUMP will hold an internal vetting process to narrow down our finalists to between 4-6 organizations that meet certain criteria. At that point, we will host an open voting opportunity for the 1-2 Cause beneficiaries to be determined. For voting, all persons will receive 1 vote; all PUMP members votes will count x2.


PUMP prides itself on the work we do to ensure that the Causes have a meaningful, awesome, and helpful experience at Kickball for a Cause. Organizations can expect us to listen, and help cater the experience to their specific needs.

We encourage everyone to share this with your favorite local nonprofits to see if they would be a good fit for this opportunity. PUMP will be working hard to ensure that the opportunity is seen broadly across our region’s diverse range of organizations.

We ask all interested nonprofits to have a staff or board member apply directly to be a cause beneficiary.

Voting is now open! Vote HERE!


  • February 1st – February 28th: Application open
  • March 1st – March 10th: Internal PUMP Vetting Process
    • March 12th – March 15th: PUMP Staff will confirm 4-6 organizations
  • March 15th – March 27th: Open Voting
    • Anyone is eligible to vote one time
    • PUMP Members votes count as 2 votes
  • Tuesday March 28th: Announcement of Charity Winner(s)

History of Kickball for a Cause

Kickball for a Cause was first played in 2003, and was then called Kickball for Hope. Beginning in 2015, the tournament rebranded to Kickball for a Cause. You can read more about the history of the tournament and causes here or explore our blog.

Questions about nominations or Kickball for a Cause?

Contact Greg Mitrik at

VOTE NOW for our 2023 Cause(s)

The finalists have been announced and voting is now open through March 27t!

See the finalists and cast your vote here!

Our 2022 Cause Beneficiaries were:

The Foster Love Project’s mission is to provide love in action to foster children as well as support to the families who are providing care for them. This is lived out in our vision of providing impactful resources to empower children in transition by building up dignity and self-worth, to create a better future.

Proud Haven’s mission is to provide a safe shelter for LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18-25) experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh. We also provide emotional support and resources to help LGBTQIA+ youth develop the skills needed to live independently.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:

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

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