CRC CARES Kicks for a Cause in the 2016 Safe at Home Kickball Tournament

For the second year in a row, CRC CARES members have fielded a team for the Bridges to Independence (b2i) Safe at Home Kickball Tournament, designed to raise money for underserved women and families in Northern Virginia’s Arlington and Alexandria Counties.

The 11th annual tournament took place on Saturday, August 6 at Crystal City’s Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia. Our team hit the fields at 8:30 am for the opening ceremony, followed by game play beginning at 9:00 am.

Competing against teams fielded by Microsoft, Deloitte, and many others, our group of 13 played a grueling seven hours of kickball in the Mid-Atlantic summer heat, ultimately securing second place among a total of 16 teams. 

   
  
 
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  CRC CARES members cool off between rounds, gearing up to take on their next opponent. 

CRC CARES members cool off between rounds, gearing up to take on their next opponent. 

CRC CARES members were proud to be a team sponsor of this event, as the new b2i headquarters will be located within CRC’s 10th Street Flats development project.

Bridges to Independence (b2i) is Northern Virginia’s leading provider of services for homeless women, families, and those at risk. They offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain stability and move forward into self-sufficiency. They also prioritize prevention by reaching out to at-risk families and help them avoid homelessness in the first place. A private, non-profit organization, b2i has been working with and for homeless families since 1985.