July 29, 2022
Fortress Obetz
Charity Challenge

We believe that team building also includes giving back to the community where you live, work and play. That’s why The Community Cup includes the Charity Challenge!

Participating teams in The Community Cup have two opportunities to give back to their community while earning points for their team. The Columbus Foundation and Mid-Ohio Food Collective have partnered with us as recipients of Charity Challenge fundraising and donations.  From June 1-July 15, Community Cup teams can earn points through their charitable donations.

How to Donate and Earn Points

The Columbus Foundation

Teams may give to The Columbus Foundation’s Gifts of Kindness Fund to earn up to 100 points. Each dollar donated is worth one (1) point.  The Gifts of Kindness Fund is a community-focused fund helping central Ohio individuals and families with emergency needs. You can donate directly here: Fund Directory Listing | The Columbus Foundation 


Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Financial donations can be made online at the MOFC’s Community Cup Donation Page by clicking on your team’s name.  Each dollar donated is worth one (1) point (a maximum of 100 points can be earned overall).  

Additionally, teams may collect products from ‘The Most Needed Items’ list and donate these for one (1) point per one (1) pound donated. Team members from the Greater Columbus Sports commission will give collection boxes to teams’ offices and will then transport items donated to the MOFC. For those still working remotely, items may be taken to the MOFC where a receipt will be given to verify the pounds of food donated. These can then be e-mailed to Meghan at msexton@columbussports.org for points. 

Click here for a list of the MOFC’s most-needed items.

About the Charity Challenge Recipient Organizations

The Community Cup would not be possible without the support of its partners. The Columbus Foundation, our presenting sponsor, is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. The Foundation’s Center for Corporate Philanthropy is designed to help established and new central Ohio businesses make their charitable investments—within the company and in the broader community—as cost-effective and efficient as possible. The Employee Assistance Program helps businesses support their employees during times of hardship and disaster to ensure they have the assistance they need when it’s needed most.

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective has a mission to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time while also co-creating communities where everyone thrives. Since its inception in 1980, Mid-Ohio Food Collective has been working with farmers, grocers, food companies, the USDA, and community partners to distribute food to over 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites across Central and Eastern Ohio.