Generoasta is excited to partner with The Cranberry CUP, a local charitable organization with a long-standing
history of community spirit and involvement. The Cranberry CUP was founded in 2000 by
Cathy Cortazzo, a local resident who wanted to get other neighborhood Home Ownerʼs Associations
involved in a friendly softball competition to raise money for a National Charity. Seven neighborhoods
competed in the first Cranberry CUP Softball Tournament to raise money for the American Cancer
14 CUPS later...over 35 neighborhood teams from Cranberry Township, along with 24
business teams compete in the now annual Softball and Golf Tournament. Since the first CUP,
proceeds benefit local residents who are in need of financial help due to medical or other hardships
through no fault of their own. We are truly inspired by Cathyʼs vision, along with the passion and
commitment of those that participate in the The Cranberry CUP. If you are inspired please consider
becoming a volunteer, sponsor or athlete! Dates for 2014: August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Materials and
registration forms will be available at Generoasta. Visit the charity wall in Generoasta to learn more
about this amazing example of community spirit and how you can become involved!
About The Cup
Since the year 2000, the CUP has raised more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS for local residents
who have experienced severe financial stress due to medical or other hardships through no fault of their
own. The Cranberry CUP has expanded its activities and its ability to raise funds since its inception.
This success is due entirely to the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of individuals,
neighborhoods, businesses and government agencies.
The CUP currently raises money through registration fees for the multiple events, raffle ticket sales,
individual and business contributions, and corporate sponsorships. Many individuals and companies
also donate essential products and services, or provide them at a reduced rate. What started as a softball
tournament is now a weekend event, with many opportunities to become involved: Kickoff Party,
Opening Ceremonies, Golf Tournament, Softball Tournament, Homerun Derby, 5K race, and
Neighborhood Fund Challenge.
The purpose of the Cranberry CUP is to conduct organized events whereas all facets of the community
contribute to raising money for a worthy cause. The organization promotes volunteerism, community
spirit, and goodwill toward a person or family in need.