Kicking for a Cause with Bridges to Independence

On a hot August Saturday, 15 CRC CARES members participated in the Bridges to Independence (b2i) Safe at Home Kickball Tournament, which raises money for homeless families and those at risk of becoming homeless


The 12th annual tournament took place on Saturday, August 5 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 Paradigm, E-Trade, and many others, the CRC CARES team ultimately played several hours of kickball, ultimately losing in the semi-finals.

This is the third year CRC CARES has participated in the event, and the new b2i headquarters will be located in a retail bay at CRC’s newest project, Ten at Clarendon.

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.