2019 Pushing Hope Annual Marine Industry Charity Tournament

2019 Pushing Hope Annual Marine Industry Charity Tournament
2019 Pushing Hope Annual Marine Industry Charity Tournament
2019 Pushing Hope Annual Marine Industry Charity Tournament

In the early 1980s, 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 and kickball tournament were added, and in 2018 a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will join 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, in 2017 it raised nearly $150,000, and in 2018 it raised more than $170,000; all to benefit Mary Crowley Cancer Research.

The 2019 PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT in conjunction with inland river barge BIG HOPE 1 will continue to support Mary Crowley Cancer Research. The mission of Mary Crowley Cancer Research is to expand treatment options for all types of cancer and all cancer patients through investigational vaccine, gene, and cellular therapies.

Visit the CERES BARGE LINE website for up-to-date information.

Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 15th
SEAFOOD BOIL – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Kirkwood Athletic Association Ballpark
2377 Marshall Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
SEAFOOD BOIL SPONSORED BY: Calumet River Fleeting, Inc.,
GraeStone Logistics, LLC, Kindra Lake Towing, LP,
Midwest Tankermen, Inc., Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co.,
Ozinga / Middle River Marine, and TPG Chicago Dry Dock LLC.
Friday, August 16th
Pevely Farms Golf Club, 400 Lewis Rd, Crescent, MO 63025
Lunch served at 12:00 PM under the pavilion.
Friday, August 16th – Saturday, August 17th
Kirkwood Athletic Association Ballpark
Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 PM – Friday August 16th
followed by softball and kickball games beginning at 7:00 PM.
Games will continue day and night on Saturday August 17th.
Saturday, August 17th 
5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK - Starts at 7:00 AM
Check in begins at 6:00 AM @ Kirkwood Athletic Association Ballpark. From there walkers & runners will cross Marshall Rd to Green
Tree Park and proceed to run or walk the Meramec River Greenway Trail. Individuals, families, and teams are welcome!


2019 Marine Industry Charity Information and Forms:

2019 Pushing Hope Charity Events-Donations-Registrations-Hotel (PDF)

2019 Kickball Roster Waiver (PDF)

2019 Softball Roster Waiver (PDF)

2019 Kickball Rules (PDF)

2019 Softball Rules (PDF)

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