Kickball for a Cause

Kickball for a Cause

In 2021, PUMP we hope to once again host Kickball for a Cause at Mellon Park and bring together young people, ages 21+, for a day of kickball, fundraising, picknicking, and fun.

 

Since 2003, Kickball for a Cause (formerly Kickball for Hope) 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.

 

 

 

GAME DAY INFORMATION

 

UPDATED MAP: It rained - here is the new map! 

 

RULES: Our Kickball for a Cause rules can be found here! Don't use the kickball rules link above - it takes you to our regular kickball rules.

 

ZEROWASTE INFORMATION: Please review the ZeroWaste information before attending the tournament. 

 

LINEUP TEMPLATES: Our kickball line-up template can be used as a resource for making your lineups, which all teams are required to have. 

 

CAPTAINS PACKETS: Our Captain's Packet has all the important details, policies, schedule design and more for the tournament! 2021 CAPTAINS PACKET

 

COVID GUIDELINES: Our Covid-19 Guidelines for Outdoor Play at K4aC can be FOUND HERE.

 

WEATHER POLICY: Just in case, here's our weather plan

 
Kickball
  Recreational - 10 v 10 (4 Woman Minimum) - Rosters up to 18 Players

Kickball for a Cause 2021

  • Locations: Mellon Park
  • Saturday (Started on Saturday, August 14)
More Info
More Info

When: Saturday August 14, 2021

Where: Mellon Park, Beechwood Blvd at 5th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Registration: Opens Monday June 28th - Noon
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: KickballforaCause21

Please volunteer to help if you can't play! Submit a form to help the tournament succeed! https://www.pump.org/kickball-for-a-cause-volunteer/

Donations: Can't make it to the tournament but still want to support the Causes? All donations are fully given to the Causes! https://www.pump.org/support/donate/

What: Join us for the 18th Annual Kickball for a Cause as we bring together 600+ young people, ages 21+, for a day of kickball, picnicking and more! Teams play in round-robin lightning games in the morning & early afternoon. Winners of each division advance to a single elimination tournament later that day. In addition to raising funds for two important nonprofits - Book 'Em and Homeless Children's Education Fund. The $500 team fee includes 3 refereed kickball games (with the potential to move into playoff rounds), your team's t-shirts, a DJ, food, non-alcoholic beverages and Zero Waste.

Cause Partners: Our charities are hand selected by our PUMP members through nominations and voting. This year our Causes are Book 'Em and Homeless Children's Education Fund. Learn more about the Causes! https://www.pump.org/kickball-for-a-cause/

Tournament Rules: The rules can be found here - https://pittsburghsportsleague.leaguelab.com/page/Kickball-for-a-Cause-Rules

Tournament Captain's Packet: The Captain's Packet will be released the week before the tournament.

Captain's Meeting:
1. Tuesday August 10th - Pick up t-shirts, and get assigned your team number for the schedule/divisions. Staff will be available from 4pm-6pm at Bigham Tavern. All teams must send someone.
2. On Thursday August 12th we will host a Zoom Captain's Meeting from 6:00-6:30 pm. Teams are welcome to have as many players as they want at the Zoom meeting, but they must have at least 1 representative.

NOTE: All teams will be randomly assigned their divisions and schedule based on the number they select when they pick up t-shirts.

Weather Policy

Kickball for a Cause is a rain or shine tournament. Games will be played in moderate rain. If needed, games played on dirt will be shifted to the grass.

In the event of lightning we will sound an air horn to stop all play. All participants and attendees should get into a safe spot to wait. Games will be resumed according to our flash to bang policy, as listed on our website.

In the event we stop play, captains will receive an email with further instructions from PUMP staff as soon as we have updated information on the weather delay.

Flash to Bang Method:

In the event of lightning, a flash to bang method will be used. A flash to bang method is used to determine how far away lightning is. Every 5 seconds between a flash of lightening and a bang of thunder equals 1 mile. The field will be evacuated if there is less than 15 seconds between a flash of lightening and the bang of thunder. Game play will not continue until the severe weather passes and there is more than 15 seconds between the flash of lightning and the bang of thunder.



Thank you to our Sponsors:

Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange

Dollar Bank

Family Tent Rental

Light Brothers

Mr. John

UPMC Sports Medicine

8.14

9:00 AM, 9:35 AM, 10:10 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:20 AM, 11:55 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:05 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM

 

Event Details

What: Join us for the next Kickball for a Cause as we bring together young people, ages 21+, for a day of kickball, picnicking and more! Teams play in round-robin lightning games in the morning & early afternoon. Winners of each division advance to a single elimination tournament later that day. 

 

Your Team Fee includes: 

Generous donations to our Causes - Book 'Em and Homeless Children's Education Fund

Opportunities to engage with and play games/activities with our Causes

3 Refereed Kickball games, with the chance to move onto playoffs

Team T-Shirts

Assorted coffees, cold brew, and teas - Provided by Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange

Lunch - Provided by Bigham Tavern

A DJ on the hill from 11:00-3:00 pm.

Zero Waste Management

 

Alcohol: 

In the past, alcoholic beverages have always been included as part of the team registration fee. We were able to do this via a sponsorship with MillerCoors. Due to Covid-19, a lot of things have changed for both us and them. We are working with them now on the potential to provide some donations for this year, but we are unsure if, or how much, we will receive. We hope to know more soon and when we do, we will update you if we are able to provide any beverages as a part of your registration fee. Please be patient while we work on this donation.

 

Additionally, this year, we are so very excited to share with you that we have invited Bigham Tavern to oversee and run all our alcohol at the event! Bigham Tavern will be present with a keg cart and 5 taps to sell assorted alcoholic beverages at the event. This will be a great way to support Bigham Tavern after a year of closed doors and struggles as they have always gone out of their way to support us and our players! Due to permit regulations and insurance no outside alcohol can be brought to or consumed at the event. Our full alcohol policy can be found in our captain's packets. 

 

When: August 14, 2021


Where: Mellon Park, Beechwood Blvd at 5th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 

Registration: Registration will open Monday June 28th at Noon. 

 

Captain's Meeting:  We are trying something new this year, and breaking this down into two parts. 

1. Tuesday August 10th, from 4:00-6:00 pm at Bigham Tavern - Pick up t-shirts, and get assigned your random team number for the schedule/divisions.
2. On Thursday August 12th we will host a Zoom Captain's Meeting from 6:00-6:30 pm.  Teams are welcome to have as many players as they want at the Zoom meeting, but they must have at least 1 representative. 
 

 

PUMP Membership to Play: 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 a discount code. The discount code for this year is KickballforaCause21. Note: this code cannot be used to play other PSL sports in addition to the tournament. If you wish to also play in the PSL you need to become a PUMP member.

 

If you are having trouble logging into your account you may sign our waivers here. 

Volunteer: We always need volunteers to make our tournament a success. Volunteers ca sign up for a shift and are not required to stay for the tournament. Learn more!

Donations: Can't make it to the tournament but still want to support the Causes? All donations are fully given to the Causes! 

Cause Partners: Book 'Em & Homeless Children's Education Fund

 

Past Winners:

2021 - ???

2020 - Covid-19

2019 - Team Chris Banks

2018 - In Front of Your Friends!

2017 - The Most Interesting Team in the World

2016 - In Front of Your Friends

2015 - The Most Interesting Team in the World

2014 - The Most Interesting Team in the World

2013 - The Most Interesting Team in the World

2012 - The Most Interesting Team in the World

2011 - Josh Mycoff's Team

2010 - Naughty by Nature

2009 - Josh Mycoff's Team

2008 - Naughty by Nature

2007 - Josh Mycoff's Team

2006 - Reed McManigle's Team

2005 - Buck Naked

2004 - Team Henderson

2003 - Northwestern Mutual 

 

 

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