01 May 2018

Chicago, IL (May 1, 2018) – On Saturday, June 9, Chicago's Grant Park will once again be home to the area’s largest charitable kickball tournament that includes 1,000 participants and 60 teams. Hosted by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, the 14th annual Kicks for Community tournament benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in Cook County.

Team registration is now open at kicksforcommunity.mytmc.com. Space is limited, so individuals are encouraged to sign up soon.

The cost for a team of 12 players is $1,700 with a $250 deposit, due at registration. The cost for additional team members is $50 per person. Each participant receives a t-shirt, food and beverages throughout the day, as well as access to the Kicks for Community after-party.

After signing up, participants can create a personal fundraising page to collect donations from friends and family before the tournament. Top fundraisers will receive special prizes.

Individuals who want to attend and support the event but are not playing on a team can purchase a $50 spectator pass on the Kicks for Community website.

Since its inception, the kickball tournament has raised more than $1.5 million for local charitable causes. The event is organized and supported by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, which is headquartered in Chicago. In addition to the kickball tournament, the organization supports the Greater Chicago Food Depository through monthly employee volunteer events.


About TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Global supply chains are growing increasingly complex. Businesses need the latest technology and industry expertise to advance and stay ahead of the competition. At TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, we understand what makes supply chains faster, stronger, and more efficient. As a leader in global logistics management, we combine industry expertise with our global technology platform, Navisphere®, to support the world’s most complex supply chains. Our logistics experts are located in six Control Tower® locations around the world: Amsterdam, Chicago, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Wrocław. This Control Tower® network, supported by our technology platform, connects our customers to their suppliers and supply chain partners. Our customers leverage these capabilities to manage their logistics in over 170 countries across all modes of transportation. For more information, visit www.mytmc.com.

About the Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 71 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 164,000 meals every day. For more information, visit chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.