Foundation partners with GO Kickball to help find families for children in foster care

Posted on August 1, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – What do kickball and fundraising having in common? More than you might think.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to finding homes for children in foster care, is excited to announce a new partnership with GO Kickball, the nation’s leading organizer of social co-ed adult kickball leagues.

The partnership will help grow the DTFA Kickball for a Home program across the country, while providing a fun and easy way for more people to support the Foundation.

“Because of the landscape of foster care and adoption, people may not think in terms of having fun while helping us fulfill our mission,” said Foundation President and CEO Rita Soronen. “DTFA Kickball for a Home is a national grassroots campaign that’s a fun, easy way for people to get involved and help children in foster care waiting for a family and a home. Who doesn’t remember playing kickball as a child? We want to evoke those memories and invite a growing number of people to join this important children’s cause.”

Right now, more than 100,000 children in the United States are waiting in foster care to be adopted. The DTFA Kickball for a Home program allows players to relive the fun of a favorite childhood sport while raising money and awareness for a great cause.

“GO Kickball is honored to be a strategic partner with DTFA and we’re inspired to help make a real difference in the lives of children in need of adoption,” said Jeff Kassen, GO Sports Unlimited President and CEO. “Our expertise in planning, facilitating and operating large sports events nationwide will naturally complement DTFA Kickball for a Home’s grassroots campaign and its ability to scale effectively.”

The Foundation and GO Kickball are organizing tournaments in Columbus, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Clemson.

For more information about DTFA Kickball for a Home, visit For information about joining a GO Kickball league, or starting your own, visit


About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption™ is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 134,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.

About GO Kickball
GO Kickball is “America’s premier social experience” providing social, co-ed adult kickball leagues nationwide pursuing a common cause to Live Life Fun™ by staying active, living healthy, connecting with friends and meeting others in a relaxed atmosphere.  GO Kickball showcases a high-quality, unparalleled social networking experience with over 55,000 socialites participating across over 40 cities in 22 states nationwide and counting.  For more information on participation or to start GO Kickball in your city, visit

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