Kickball for a Cause

Kickball for a Cause

On Saturday, August 10th, 2024, 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, picknicking, and fun. More information to come soon - in the meantime all of last years information is listed below.

 

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.

 

2024 Beneficiaries

Footbridge for Families

 

Public Source

 
Kickball
  Recreational - 10 v 10 (6 men maximum on field) - Rosters up to 18 Players

Kickball for a Cause 2024

  • Locations: Mellon Park
  • • Day: Saturday • Starts: Saturday, August 10
    Deadline: Friday, July 19
More Info
More Info

When: Saturday, August 10, 2024

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

Registration: Opens Tuesday, June 25th at 12pm 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: KickballforaCause24

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 21st 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, you're helping to raise funds for two important nonprofits - Footbridge for Families and PublicSource. The $550 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, complimentary alcoholic drink ticket(s), and Zero Waste services.

Cause Partners: Our charities are hand selected by our PUMP members through nominations and voting. This year our Causes are Footbridge for Families and PublicSource! https://www.pump.org/kickball-for-a-cause/

Tournament Rules: https://pittsburghsportsleague.leaguelab.com/page/Kickball-for-a-Cause-Rules

Captain's Meeting: As in recent years, we will be having 2 meetings. One in person for captains to pick up their t-shirts and select their random draw spot in the tournament field. A second meeting will take place on zoom where captains will join to go over the logistics for tournament day!

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.

8.10

8:30 AM, 9:05 AM, 9:40 AM, 10:15 AM, 10:50 AM, 11:25 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:35 PM, 1:10 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:00 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. 

 

When: August 10, 2024


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

Cause Partners:  Footbridge for Families & PublicSource

 

Registration: Tuesday, June 25th at 12:00pm.

 

Captain's Meeting:  Thursday, August 8th 6pm.
 

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 KickballforaCause24. 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!

 

 

Year - Winner (Beneficiary)

2023 - J-Lew Law KC (Evolve Coaching, Pittsburgh Hardball Academy)

2022 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Foster Love Project, Proud Haven)

2021 - In Front of Your Friends (Book'Em, Homeless Children's Education Fund)

2020 - Covid-19 (boo)

2019 - Team Chris Banks (ARYSE, Pennsylvania Women Work)

2018 - In Front of Your Friends! (HEARTH, Women & Girls Foundation)

2017 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Allegheny CleanWays, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh)

2016 - In Front of Your Friends (Friends of the Riverfront, Orange Arrow, 412 Food Rescue, Strong Women, Strong Girls)

2015 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Bike Pittsburgh, The Education Partnership, The Mario Lemieux Foundation, The YWCA of Greather Pittsburgh)

2014 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Girls Hope)

2013 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Girls Hope)

2012 - The Most Interesting Team in the World (Girls Hope)

2011 - Josh Mycoff's Team (Girls Hope)

2010 - Naughty by Nature (Girls Hope)

2009 - Josh Mycoff's Team (Girls Hope)

2008 - Naughty by Nature (Girls Hope)

2007 - Josh Mycoff's Team (Girls Hope)

2006 - Reed McManigle's Team (Girls Hope)

2005 - Buck Naked (Girls Hope)

2004 - Team Henderson (Girls Hope)

2003 - Northwestern Mutual (Girls Hope)

 

 

Announcements

LOGIN ISSUES

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UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS

 

Fall 2024 Registration Dates! Registration will open at 12pm each day for the sport listed. Click on each sport for more information!

 

Thursday, July 18th: Bowling and Kickball

 

 

 

UPDATED GENDER POLICY

We are very excited to share our newly updated PSL Gender Policy for Inclusive Game Play

Any feedback on this policy can be voiced here!

 

PSL Staff's hours of league correspondence: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

*Note these are the hours that PSL staff is usually available for email and/or phone calls. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible and appreciate your patience. 

 

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