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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Alcohol: 

In the past we have always provided alcohol to our participants 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: Wednesday August 11th at Bigham Tavern. Time TBD. 

 

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.

Facebook Event: Stay tuned!

Volunteer: Stay tuned!

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

 

GAME DAY INFORMATION

 

RULES: Our Kickball for a Cause rules can be found here

 

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!

Check it the 2019 packet here!

 

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

 
First Place Trophy

Kickball for a Cause 2019
Champs

 
  Team Chris Banks

Kickball for a Cause 2019 Champions!

Congratulation to Team Chris Banks on a great performance!

View Team Chris Banks Team Page
 
Second Place Trophy

Kickball for a Cause 2019
Second Place

In front of your friends

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

Kickball for a Cause 2019

  • Locations: Mellon Park
  • Saturday (Started on Saturday, August 10)
More Info
More Info

When: Saturday August 10, 2019

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

Registration: Opens Tuesday June 25th - 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: K4aC19player

Facebook Event: Follow us! https://www.facebook.com/events/685178841900101/

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 17th 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 important nonprofits, 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 MillerCoors beers.

Cause Partners: Our charities are hand selected by our PUMP members through nominations and voting. This year our Causes are ARYSE & PA Women Work. 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: All teams will need to send a representative to Bigham Taven on Tuesday August 6th at 6:00pm Teams will receive their tournament t-shirts and captain's packets at the meeting. We will also go over rules, policies, and tournament entertainment at the meeting. Most importantly we will be having a lottery at the meeting. Teams will be randomly assigned their divisions and schedule at this time. If your regular PSL team plays during this time please contact Jaime so we can ensure that a representative from your team can be present without interference.



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

Light Brothers

MillerCoors

Mr. John

UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Sports Medicine

8.10

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, 2:50 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:50 PM, 5:30 PM

 

Past Winners:

Past Winners:

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners - 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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