Our 2022 Cause Beneficiaries are:
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.
In 2022, 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 lightening games in Mellon Park throughout the day while enjoying generous donations of food, drink 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’ve relied on the community to help us choose which Cause(s) the event will support.
Our 2022 process will again have multiple steps. First, we will host an open nomination process where interested local nonprofits can apply to be a 2022 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.
To learn more about the nomination process check out our most recent Kickball for a Cause blog post.
- 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)
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 Jaime Filipek at email@example.com.