At PUMP we always want to encourage you to Create Change. Create change in your community, create change by making a stronger, more connected, equitable region, and create change by being active and engaged. Creating change can mean something different to everyone, but we can all agree that Kickball for a Cause is an amazing, fun, and easy opportunity to have an impact on our region.
Think of your favorite charity who is doing awesome work in Pittsburgh. Don’t you wish you could hand them a huge check and the access to a volunteer pool that would help invigorate them? Well, through our Cause nomination process you can do just that!
Just like last year, we have opened up the Cause search for you to decide who the beneficiaries of the tournament are. Beneficiaries receive cash from the tournament – last year we gave away over $10,000 – and are able to interact with and meet our PUMP members, PSL participants and Kickball for a Cause attendees.
The first step is an open nomination process for the Cause beneficiaries. This is where you can nominate anyone to be a Cause at the tournament. The second step is an internal vetting process where we will narrow down the Causes for you to vote on. The biggest part of this step is contacting organizations to make sure they want to be involved in the tournament and have the capacity to be involved. The last step is to open up a list of 6-10 organizations for you to vote on who you want to receive the honor. All PUMP members will have the chance to vote on their top choice to be a Cause at the tournament.
Past Kickball for a Cause beneficiaries have included:
- Girls Hope
- Orange Arrow
- Friends of the Riverfront
- The Education Partnership
- 412 Food Rescue
- Bike Pittsburgh
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
- Mario Lemiuex Foundation
- Allegheny CleanWays
- Strong Women Strong Girls
We are excited to connect with the organizations you nominate, and are excited to partner on this opportunity to help make an impact in their programming and to help Create Change in our awesome region through simply hosting a fun day of kickball.
Whether you play in the tournament, or are just learning about this for the first time, stop and make a difference by nominating a charity in the Pittsburgh region who is doing awesome work. Create Change for them and for Pittsburgh. Learn more and nominate now!