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COMMUNITY CUP CLASSIC FOUNDATION

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WHO WE ARE

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.


Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!

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Upcoming Events

DJ Lily Jade is on a mission, and she needs YOU! She’s rounding up all the brand-new cotton socks she can get her hands on for a good cause. This year, the sock collection is focused on adult and youth-sized cotton socks, as well as compression socks. Let’s help her sock it to ‘em!

 

Drop-Off Locations and Hours:

Cleveland Public Library

Mon-Sat | 10:00am - 6:00pm

 

Fulton Branch

3545 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

 

Harvard-Lee Branch

16918 Harvard Ave, Cleveland, OH 44128

 

Hough Branch

6530 Lexington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

 

West Park Branch

3805 W. 157th St, Cleveland, OH 44111

 

Woodland Branch

5906 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44104

 

Bethany Baptist Church-Kingdom Korner

1211 E. 105th St, Cleveland, OH 44108

Mon-Fri | 9:30am - 4:00pm

 

95.9 FM WOVU Radio Station

7201 Kinsman Ave, Cleveland, OH 44104

Mon-Fri | 9:00am - 6:00pm

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  • Negro League Soul: Rap's Rap: The Stellar Career of Rap Dixon
    Negro League Soul: Rap's Rap: The Stellar Career of Rap Dixon
    Sat, Apr 13
    Virtual Event
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The First Half
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The First Half
    Sat, May 11
    Virtual Event
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Second Half
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Second Half
    Sat, Jun 08
    Virtual Event
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: Barrier Breaking Moments
    Negro League Soul: Barrier Breaking Moments
    Sat, Jul 13
    Virtual Event
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: Bazooka Blasts
    Negro League Soul: Bazooka Blasts
    Sat, Aug 10
    Virtual Event
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Post Season
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Post Season
    Sat, Sep 14
    Virtual Event
    Sep 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Sep 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: 70th Anniversary of the 1954 AL Champions
    Negro League Soul: 70th Anniversary of the 1954 AL Champions
    Sat, Oct 12
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: How Good Were They?
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: How Good Were They?
    Sat, Nov 09
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul:  2024 A Year In Review
    Negro League Soul:  2024 A Year In Review
    Sat, Dec 14
    Online Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Negro League Soul: Women Negro League Players
    Negro League Soul: Women Negro League Players
    Sat, Mar 09
    Virtual Event
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
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  • Black Baseball Stories 2022:  A Year In Review
    Black Baseball Stories 2022:  A Year In Review
    Sat, Dec 10
    Online Event
    Dec 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Dec 10, 2022, 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.
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  • More Candidates Worthy of the Hall of Fame
    More Candidates Worthy of the Hall of Fame
    Sat, Nov 12
    Online Event
    Nov 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Nov 12, 2022, 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.
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  • More Black Baseball Stories – On and Off the Field
    More Black Baseball Stories – On and Off the Field
    Sat, Oct 15
    Online Event
    Oct 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Oct 15, 2022, 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.
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  • Tribute to the Cleveland Buckeyes 1947 World series
    Tribute to the Cleveland Buckeyes 1947 World series
    Sat, Sep 10
    Online Event
    Sep 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Sep 10, 2022, 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.
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  • Former Negro Leaguers on the Cleveland Indians – 1947-1960
    Former Negro Leaguers on the Cleveland Indians – 1947-1960
    Sat, Aug 13
    Online Event
    Aug 13, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Aug 13, 2022, 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
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  • Negro League Championship Series 1916
    Negro League Championship Series 1916
    Sat, Jul 16
    Online Event
    Jul 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Jul 16, 2022, 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
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  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 3
    Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 3
    Sat, Jun 11
    Online Event
    Jun 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Jun 11, 2022, 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.
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  • Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 2
    Cleveland Sports and Social Change? Part 2
    Sat, May 14
    Online Event
    May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    May 14, 2022, 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.
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WHAT WE OFFER

Empowering Children to Be a Better Version of Themselves

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

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.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

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!

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NEGRO LEAGUE HISTORY

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Negro League Soul: Rap's Rap: The Stellar Career of Rap Dixon
    Negro League Soul: Rap's Rap: The Stellar Career of Rap Dixon
    Sat, Apr 13
    Virtual Event
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The First Half
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The First Half
    Sat, May 11
    Virtual Event
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Second Half
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Second Half
    Sat, Jun 08
    Virtual Event
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: Barrier Breaking Moments
    Negro League Soul: Barrier Breaking Moments
    Sat, Jul 13
    Virtual Event
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: Bazooka Blasts
    Negro League Soul: Bazooka Blasts
    Sat, Aug 10
    Virtual Event
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Post Season
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: The Post Season
    Sat, Sep 14
    Virtual Event
    Sep 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Sep 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: 70th Anniversary of the 1954 AL Champions
    Negro League Soul: 70th Anniversary of the 1954 AL Champions
    Sat, Oct 12
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: How Good Were They?
    Negro League Soul: 1934 Season: How Good Were They?
    Sat, Nov 09
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
  • Negro League Soul:  2024 A Year In Review
    Negro League Soul:  2024 A Year In Review
    Sat, Dec 14
    Online Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture for their support. As a result all programs are free. To register, Click RSVP below to visit our Negro League Soul partnering website.
    Share
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LATEST NEWS

Happening in the Community Near You!

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COMMUNITY CUP CLASSIC SUMMER CLASSIC

Youth Summer Baseball Classic and Clinic

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.

YOUTH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS COMING SOON!

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 2025 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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CONTACT US

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


Contact us today!

Cleveland Office:

5634 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44127

New Jersey Office:

1 Eves Drive Suite 111

Marlton, New Jersey 08053

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