The idea of a kickball tournament for charity all started at a Schaumburg Boomers baseball game as thoughts were tossed around amongst friends and fellow Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) members. Ritesh Shah with JRS Group, Raghu Sundara with Allstate Sundara Insurance Group, Nick Dollenmaier with Woodfield Children’s Organization, Scott Felgenhauer with the District 54 Foundation and Steve Long with Blink Tees all came together with a want to make a difference in their local community, by giving back. They are all about being local, loving local and living local. As most of these gentlemen have grown up in this area, currently raise their families here and continue to grow their business here. They want to continue making the Schaumburg area a great place to live, work and play.
On October 14 there will be a kickball tournament that will consist of four teams with twelve individuals on each team. All team members are a part of the SBA. The intention with this tournament is to bring awareness and raise money for local charities in an effort to give back to the community. The nonprofits that were chosen are within the SBA. District 54, Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, Childhood Leukemia Warriors and Family Forward – formerly known as Faith Community Homes are the nonprofits being supported by this event and will receive all the proceeds from the event. In addition, there is a go fund me, linked here for further financial support of these nonprofits. The tournament will also be having a 50/50 where the winning kickball team will pick which nonprofit they would like to support with 50% of the donations made from the drawing.
This event doesn’t stop after the tournament is over. After the games, Global Brew Tap House will be donating 10% of the proceeds made from after the game to the four nonprofits mentioned previously. This group of like-minded individuals all came together for one common goal, to give back and make a difference.
Jason Stallard with Love Local Off 53 currently goes around to local restaurants and highlights them through videography. When he heard of this great plan to help support the community, he got an idea to start highlighting local nonprofits. This would help tremendously in furthering the reach of local nonprofits.
One idea of having a kickball tournament, has now stemmed into furthering this and creating a 501c3 that will help support all nonprofits within the community. They plan to call it The Giving Group and it will be an extension of JRS Group. When like-minded individuals get together it is amazing what can come from it. The SBA is proud that our members are so involved with the community and are taking the time to give back. One of the pillars within the SBA is a Community pillar, and through this our members are having a great idea come to fruition. This is what community is all about, sticking together, helping one another and creating a great place to live, work and play.
There are exciting things to come from this kickball tournament and into the next year. Join in on the fun with several different food trucks and good people supporting our local community.