A Family Engagement Initiative
The Community Cup Classic™ is an annual free family fitness and youth engagement competition of
the Community Cup Classic Foundation that culminates in a one-week summer celebration.
Connect youth and families to a network of evidence based supports to reduce health disparities and be successful in today’s global economy.
Increase positive adult engagement by creating opportunities where youth are celebrated.
Communities earn points for participation in a variety of Community Cup Classic™ family centered activities, programs, events, opportunities and sports.
Community support provided for sustainable youth development opportunities and to eliminate barriers to becoming a lifelong learner.
Community Means Everything
The Community Cup Classic Foundation was created to improve adult engagement in all facets of a young person’s development. Our work creates avenues where youth are shown appreciation by those within their community, their social groups and most importantly by those that reside in their homes.
Our vehicle to accomplish this mission is the Community Cup Classic™ an annual county wide family fitness and youth engagement competition that culminates in a one-week summer celebration. Annually, through fundraising efforts the winning community will receive a bonus award for neighborhood improvements to benefit families (local recreation center, a playground or renovation to a community field.)
Community Cup Classic Kickoff June 2020
The Community Cup Classic Foundation, in partnership with the Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports, League Park and A Vision of Change, will host events to celebrate the 2020 Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial in Cleveland and the 75th Anniversary of the Cleveland Buckeyes first and only Negro League World Series title.
The annual event calendar culminates in June of 2021 with The Community Cup Classic™ Finals, a week celebration filled with signature events. Through direct partnerships community residents will have an opportunity to work with leaders and professionals throughout the year who will provide mentorship in leadership, opportunities to participate in civic engagement, career training, academics, peer support and health/wellness and fitness activities.
Health and Wellness
A full array of health and wellness activities are spread throughout the calendar including a Health Fair featuring healthy nutrition options, bouncy houses, live music, face painting, balloon art, health screenings, nutrition education, career and workforce opportunities.
Family and Youth Engagement
Greater Cleveland area youth and family development providers are featured as partner organizations. Each organization offers a compliment of unique services including physical fitness, education, STEAM, healthy eating / nutrition education, career and workforce opportunities and the arts.
- Community Health Hub Pop Ups
- Youth and Family Programs
- E Sports Competition
- Fitness Challenge
- Youth Sport Clinics
- Civic Engagement
- Academic Enrichment Opportunities (STEAM)
- Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
- Entertainment, Concerts and “Classic” events
How we determine the winning community?
Through the use of technology, communites, individuals and families, earn points within the five primary objectives.
The community with the highest cumulative point total
will be named the Community Cup Classic™ champion
and receives The Community Cup Classic Cup™
Youth philanthropic boards will be established to distribute funds raised locally
such that all communities benefit directly with their participation.
Our team at the Community Cup Classic Foundation
understands that to improve a community the residents
must be active participants in its continued and sustained development.
Our ultimate goal is to connect youth and families to a network of evidence based supports
to reduce health disparities and support the successful transition of youth through adolescence to adulthood.
We understand that this development does not exist in a vacuum but within the everyday environments that each youth must navigate.
As positive adult engagement increases, our strategies fuse with this involvement as we strive to instill in students
the self-confidence and motivation to stay in school, graduate from high school
and pursue post-high school education, career training, join the military and/or employment.
The fundraising model provides sustainable resources to support the long term growth of our initiative.