Hockey Kicks Cancer 2015 Charity Calendar On Sale Now!

As we approach the end of our 3rd year as an event, we have decided to do something in the kickball off season to benefit our friends at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the time of year where most of us think about giving to others.

This year, we are selling a calendar featuring a Pittsburgh Penguins garden gnome at various sights around our beautiful city of Pittsburgh. We cannot express enough our gratitude to the NHL and the Penguins organization for allowing us the privilege of using their logo to help raise awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The calendar is being pre-sold as we work with our publisher to have the calendars printed and shipped to Pittsburgh. The cost is $15+ shipping. We are shipping anywhere in the United States, Canada, and Europe for a flat rate for each region.

100% of the proceeds from the calendars will be donated to the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You may place your order at our Ecwid page or via our Facebook Page. We will do our best to ship for Christmas delivery so get your orders in as soon as possible!

Please share with your friends and family and help us in our continued fight against cancer!

Remember to check back throughout the year and follow us on Facebook for more information on how you can help with the 4th annual 2015 Hockey Kicks Cancer Kickball Tournament.

Special thank you to Andrew Burk, Milynda Boeck-Moore, and Jon Hosler for all of their hard work in making this calendar possible. Without them, it wouldn’t exist!

2014 HKC Game Schedule!

Below is a copy of the game schedule for HKC’s first round of  games.

Like last year, we are running a double elimination tournament, running 2 games at a time.

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your team’s first game to allow time to check-in and turn in your donation basket/auction items. Team captains, please pass these times along to your teammates.

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If you have questions, please contact us at hockeykickscancer@gmail.com!

The facility address is:

Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena
22 Rich Hill Rd, Cheswick, PA 15024
(412) 820-0657

Prize Basket Donations!

One of the keys to making Hockey Kicks Cancer a huge success is auction items and prize basket donations.

We already have a wonderful set of prizes on deck from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Mario Lemieux Foundation, and local beer distributors and spas, but we need your help!

We are accepting donations for baskets with the following themes:

Family Game Night
Adult Game Night
Craft Beer
Wine
Movies
Grilling Out
Pirates
Steelers
Penguins
Experience Packages
Candles
Spa/Salon/Tanning
Lottery Ticket Tree
Kids Summer Basket
Beach/Vacation Bag
Outdoors/Camping
Tailgating Supplies
Giftcards to Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in making a basket this year. Email hockeykickscancer@gmail.com. All baskets will be picked up after July 20th.

Thank you everyone for your help each year! We couldn’t do this without your generosity and support!

Now Accepting Teams!

This year we will be accepting 12 teams to participate in Hockey Kicks Cancer on July 26, 2014.

The Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena accommodations will allow us to once again play two games at a time, splitting the larger, open field in two. The tournament will be double elimination.

Teams will be limited to a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 13. The cost is $23 per player.

If you would like to host a team, email hockeykickscancer@gmail.com with the following information:

Team Name
Team Captain
Email and Phone Number for Captain

We will reach out to teams at a later date to choose team colors. Teams will choose colors in order of senority from previous years, with the previous year’s champion choosing first.

We ask that all teams donate either a prize basket or auction item to the event.

Registration will open on April 1st and run through June 30th. Additional entries will not be accepted after June 30th. No acceptions, as shirts will need to be ordered by that date. Spectators and additional players will be able to pay at the door, but will not be guaranteed to receive a shirt. Extra shirts will be in limited supply at the event.

A registration link will be made available on April 1st. Please follow us on Twitter @hkcancer14 and on Facebook for up to date information on the event.

A registration link will be emailed to all team captains on April 1st.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to another great event!

Hockey Kicks Cancer 2014 Kick-Off!

It’s that time again! Time to get ready for Hockey Kicks Cancer’s 3rd annual tournament.

The date for Hockey Kicks Cancer 2014 is set for July 26. Registration will open at 10:00am, with the first game to begin at 11:00. A schedule of game times will be released a week prior to the event. As usual, plan for your team to arrive 30 minutes prior to your first game to sign-in, and receive your t-shirt.

The event will be held at the Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena in Cheswick again. This year we can expect 10-12 teams in  a double-elimination kickball tournament.

In addition to kickball, we will have a cornhole tournament for a fee of $10 per team. There will be a prize for the winning team. More details to come.

If you would like to sponsor a team, we are accepting teams with a minimum of 10 players to a team. Email us at hockeykickscancer@gmail.com to register a team.

We are asking that each team donate a prize basket to the event. Prize basket ideas include Pittsburgh sports, game tickets, beer baskets, gift card trees, and college sports.

Event registration will open April 1st and run through June 30th.

Check back in the coming weeks for more information about this year’s event!

Kickball Rules!

Rules of the game will run similar to your typical, elementary school-recess kickball game.

1. Games will be played 3-4 at a time as multiple fields are allowed.
2. We are running a 10 team-double elimination tournament. The first games are to begin at 11:00am.
3. Games will be played at a minimum of 5 innings, extra innings will be played in the event of a tie.
4. 9 players are allowed on the field at a time per team, filling all of the appropriate infield and outfield positions. Players may rotate from inning to inning.
5. All players on a team are permitted in the batting order.
6. There will be 3 outs to retire the side.
7. Foul lines and homerun lines will be determined on site the night before as we explore our layout possibilities with facility management.
8. Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in removal from the tournament.
9. If you wish to play music or add accessories to your uniforms, feel free. Just ensure that you are dressed in a way that will not cause injury to yourself and others.

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your first game! We will begin at 11:00. If umpires are not available, we will utilize the honor system. If you are willing to umpire games in between your own games, we would greatly appreciate it. Please be fair and objective!

This is a family friendly event. Please always keep in mind that this event is to benefit charity. It is only a game. Treat it as such and have a good time!