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Community Cup: September 13, 2024 • Fortress Obetz

Charity Challenge

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

Give Back

2024 Charity Challenge details are coming soon! Read below to learn how the Charity Challenge went in 2023.

Teams in The Community Cup have three opportunities to give back to their community. The Columbus Foundation, Leveling the Playing Field, and Mid-Ohio Food Collective have partnered with us as recipients of Charity Challenge fundraising and donations. From June 1 - July 21, Community Cup teams can earn points through their charitable donations.

How to Donate and Earn Points

Teams can earn a maximum of 300 points towards their total by donating to all three charities. To encourage equal donations, a maximum of 100 points to each charity will be counted. 

Email Receipt: cup@columbussports.org (to earn points)


The Columbus Foundation

There are two ways to give back through The Columbus Foundation. Teams may pledge to The Big Table or give to the Gifts of Kindness Fund to earn 100 points.

The Big Table is a day dedicated to community-wide conversations. Through open, intentional dialogue, participants are empowered to imagine what the central Ohio region can look like when we move forward together toward a brighter future. Teams can earn ten (10) points by pledging to host a public Big Table conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Hosts commit to recruiting a group of 6-10 people to collectively explore issues important to our community. Conversations can happen in any place where guests feel comfortable. Team members can also earn one (1) point for their team by individually pledging to participate in a public Big Table conversation. 

The Gifts of Kindness Fund was established in 2014 and provides one-time grants to cover essential needs for individuals and families who experience an unexpected setback. The Gifts of Kindness Fund partners with nearly 50 nonprofit organizations around Franklin County to support the long-term stability of our neighbors. 

Pledge to the Big Table: Pledge to Participate or Pledge to Host

Donate Directly: Fund Directory Listing | The Columbus Foundation

Every one (1) individual pledge to the Big Table is worth one (1) point.
One (1) company pledge to host a Big Table conversation is worth ten (10) points.
Each $1 dollar donation is worth one (1) point.

Leveling the Playing Field (LPF)

Do you have sports equipment sitting in your garage? Leveling the Playing Field is collecting used and new sporting goods to redistribute back into our communityWe are also looking for financial support with every $20 donated allowing us to gear up one local student to get off the sidelines and into the gamePlease visit our donation page and choose your team name to contribute Teams are also invited to collect equipment leading up to the Community Cup and drop off at the warehouse: 4848 Evanswood Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229. 

Donate Directly: Leveling the Playing Field
Donate Equipment: Email ryan@levelingtheplayingfield.org to coordinate drop-offs

Each $1 dollar donation is worth one (1) point.
Every pound of equipment donated is worth (1) point.  

Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Teams may collect products from MOFC’s Most Needed Items list and donate these on-site at the MOFC, located at 3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, OH 43123  where a receipt will be given to verify the pounds of food donated. Teams can also financially donate to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. New this year! Teams may also complete in-person volunteer shifts at the MOFC during the Charity Challenge to earn points.

Donate Directly: MOFC’s Community Cup Donations
Email Receipts: cup@columbussports.org
Volunteer Sign-up: MOFC Community Cup Volunteer Hub

Each $1 dollar donation is worth one (1) point.
Every (1) pound of donated items is worth (1) point.
Every (1) volunteer shift completed is worth (1-2) points.