Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come.

At the Community Cup Classic Foundation, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of educational programs and leadership initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives.

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Empowering Children to Be a Better Version of Themselves


Building a Better Future

At the Community Cup Classic Foundation, we strive to empower the lives of youth in the Greater Cleveland community through our variety of programs. Our unique family engagement opportunities are designed to provide youngsters with all the tools they need to be great leaders tomorrow. We are happy to be the driving force behind the development of our children, and hope to continue making a difference in their lives.



Making a Difference One Family at a Time

Since 2019, we have contributed to the overall health and wellness for families in Greater Cleveland partnering with A Vision of Change to provide Community Health Hub Pop Ups. These health focused events are designed to reduce health disparities in areas significantly impacted by chronic health conditions.  With the assistance of Certified Community Health Workers we are meeting residents where they are to improve health equity in urban neighborhoods.


Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

The Community Cup Classic Foundation empowers youth in the greater Cleveland area to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services. We care about our children, and provide them with a number of enrichment programs to help shape their identity. Our Youth Programs encourage physical activity, critical thinking and are unique, innovative and fun for all.  Workshops provides our youth the chance to get involved in the community and meet new and exciting faces from all walks of life. Come experience it for yourself today!



Reshaping History for Today

With support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and partnering with the Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports and The PARTNERSHIP, the Community Cup Classic Foundation (CCCF) provides a monthly series of multi-generational programs and activities showcasing the challenging, historic, and triumphant legacy of baseball's Negro Leagues and the African American experience in baseball. The programs highlight how these experiences reflect American society and culture in general, to bring awareness to how the past is always with us to teach us, and to provide inspiration and encouragement to those facing similar challenges today.


Upcoming Events

  • Barrier Breaking Moments in Baseball
    Feb 12, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This presentation looks at the intersection of baseball, social conditions, and culture. The African American experience in the US has long been connected with and played out through the prism of the national pastime.
  • Negro League World Series 1926
    Sat, Mar 12
    Online Event
    Mar 12, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    The 1926 showdown between the Chicago American Giants and the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City
  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 1
    Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This program will be delivered through a series of three (3) sessions. Part 1 showcases Cleveland as a premier economic and industrial center–[
  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 2
    May 14, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This program will be delivered through a series of three (3) sessions. Part 2 showcases baseball, and other Professional Sports as emblematic of America.
  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 3
    Jun 11, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This program will be delivered through a series of three (3) sessions. Part 3 showcases the Cleveland Indians and 1948 (in particular) during their championship season.
  • Negro League Championship Series 1916
    Jul 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    . In 1916, the Rube Foster’s Chicago American Giants locked horns with C.I. Taylor’s Indianapolis ABCs
  • Former Negro Leaguers on the Cleveland Indians – 1947-1960
    Aug 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This presentation will chronicle the numbers of African American and Black Latino players on the Cleveland Indians rosters from 1947 to 1960
  • Tribute to the Cleveland Buckeyes 1947 World series
    Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Cleveland Buckeyes second Negro American League pennant with this presentation that takes a look at the players who brought the city glory, and their World Series clash with the Negro National League champion New York Cubans.
  • More Black Baseball Stories – On and Off the Field
    Oct 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    This presentation will draw attention to some more of the rarely mentioned incidents and occurrences during the times these heralded individuals played for the love of the game.
  • More Candidates Worthy of the Hall of Fame
    Nov 12, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    The correct answer to the question “What Negro Leaguers belong in the Hall of Fame?” is “Dozens of guys.” Join us as we consider the qualifications of nine more worthy candidates in a follow-up to our December 2021 presentation.
  • Black Baseball Stories 2022:  A Year In Review
    Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture Council for funds to support our efforts. As a result all programs are free.


Happening in the Community Near You!



August 14, 2021

The Community Cup Classic Foundation, with support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, in partnership with Lifeline Sports, the City of Cleveland Recreation Department, A Vision of Change and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and several core partners will host the CCCF Summer Classic and Health Equity event at League Park.


Investing in the future of college-or-trade-school-bound high school seniors is a priority of the Community Cup Classic Foundation. Beginning with the 2022 senior class, CCCF will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Greater Cleveland graduating high school seniors who have excelled in their schools and communities.  More information coming soon!


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Interested in getting involved with the Community Cup Classic Foundation and discovering more about our work?

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Cleveland Office:

5634 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44127

New Jersey Office:

1 Eves Drive Suite 111

Marlton, New Jersey 08053

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