PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT
AUGUST 17-18-19, 2017
In the early 1980’s, Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) began the river industry charity softball tournament as a way to get the industry together, have some fun, and support a charitable cause. CGB later handed over coordination of tournament events to Olympic Marine Company, where they led the way for 9 years. In 1999 MEMCO Barge, which later became AEP River Operations, took over the reins and continued the tradition for 17 years. Over the years a golf tournament was added, and more recently a kickball tournament joined the array of activities. Under AEP River Operations’ direction, the marine industry raised over $885,000 for charitable causes. Following the acquisition of AEP River Operations by American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) in 2015, Ceres Consulting LLC took over coordination of this annual event with ACBL’s assistance as a major sponsor. In 2016, the PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT raised more than $180,000 for Mary Crowley Cancer Research.
The 2017 PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT in conjunction with inland river barge BIG HOPE 1 will continue to support Mary Crowley Cancer Research.
Visit the CERES BARGE LINE website for up-to-date information.
2017 Marine Industry Charity Information and Forms:
2017 Pushing Hope Charity Events-Donations-Registrations-Hotel (PDF)
2017 Kickball Roster Waiver (PDF)
2017 Softball Roster Waiver (PDF)
2017 Kickball Rules (PDF)
2017 Softball Rules (PDF)
2017 Hotel Accommodations (PDF)
2017 Tournament Brackets (to be posted at a later date):