July 28, 2023
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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 three opportunities to give back to their community. The Columbus Foundation, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, and ROX 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

Teams can earn a maximum of 200 points towards their total by donating to two or more charities. To encourage equal donations, a maximum of 100 points to each charity will be counted. You cannot earn additional points by donating to all three. 

The Columbus Foundation

Teams may give to The Columbus Foundation’s Gifts of Kindness Fund to earn 100 points.  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. Email your receipt to cup@columbussports.org to earn points.

Each $10 dollar donation is worth one (1) point

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 to earn 100 points.

Additionally, teams may collect products from ‘The Most Needed Items’ list and donate these for 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. For a box to be delivered to your office or to submit your receipt, email cup@columbussports.org for points. 

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

Each $10 dollar donation is worth one (1) point 
Every (1) pound of donated items is worth (1) point

Ruling Our
eXperiences (ROX)

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX by supporting girls in sports! Teams may give to ROX to earn up to 100 points. Support from the Charity Challenge will be directed to support ROX’s work focused on supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of female athletes in grades 5-12.

Donate directly here: ROX.

Each $10 dollar donation is worth one (1) point

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.

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and the Community Cup has partnered with ROX to continue the support of girls in sports. Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) is dedicated to creating generations of girls who are in control of their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures.  ROX focuses on equipping girls with the information and skills that they need to build confidence, cultivate healthy relationships, manage stress and pressure, navigate social media, develop a healthy body image and create a future that they love.  Support from the Charity Challenge will be directed to support ROX’s work focused on supporting the social, emotional and mental health needs of female athletes in grades 5-12.