In just one month Chicago’s Grant Park with be filled with over 1,500 kickball fanatics taking over all 15 fields on Chicago’s lakefront for the 9th annual Kicks for a Cure. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s the world’s largest charity kickball tournament hosted by TMC , a C.H. Robinson division. Since 2003, enthusiastic kickballers have gathered in downtown Chicago to raise funds. This will be the 3rd year in a row we have worked with Receptions for Research, Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen’s foundation. The foundation raises money to fight cancer in honor of Greg’s mother, Susan, an eleven-year breast cancer survivor.
We love this tournament because it’s an outrageous amount of fun for a great cause. The event is always a blast, and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the charity. It’s great to know that we—and the big-hearted people on the 60 kickball teams—are making a difference year after year.
Watch these videos to see the Kicks for a Cure event in action.
Although team registration is sold out, people can still come out and participate by buying a spectator day pass. Even if you’re not in the Chicago area, you can get involved by sponsoring a player or making a general donation. To date, Kicks for a Cure has raised nearly $1 million. This past year we were able to help support a family room at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House. For complete details or to get involved, please visit the Kicks for a Cure website.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check back in July when we post pictures and new fundraising totals.