Pushing Hope Tournament 2023

AUGUST 18th, 2023

In the early 1980’s, Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) began the river industry charity softball tournament as a way to get the industry together, have some fun all while supporting a charitable cause. Many industry companies have had their hand in making this event what it is known for today. In 1999, MEMCO continued until they became AEP River Operations. AEP held the annual tradition for 17 years. Under AEP River Operations’ direction, the marine industry raised over $885,000 for charitable causes.
BIG HOPE 1 was launched in 2012 and has since generated donations over $1.2 million dollars to Mary Crowley Cancer Research. In 2016, Ceres Consulting LLC took over coordination of the PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT.  Although the year-to-year activities have changed, our ultimate goal remains to raise money for Mary Crowley Cancer Research.
The mission of Mary Crowley Cancer Research is to bring hope to cancer patients through innovative clinical trials while advancing treatment for patients in the future. The 2023 PUSHING HOPE ANNUAL MARINE INDUSTRY CHARITY TOURNAMENT in conjunction with inland river barge, BIG HOPE 1 will continue to support Mary Crowley Cancer Research.
This year’s activities will include: annual golf tournament, corn-hole tournament and seafood boil all at the same convenient location as last year. Thank you for your continued support year after year. We could not succeed without you!
More information about Mary Crowley Cancer Research can be found at www.marycrowley.org.


2023 Marine Industry Charity Information and Forms:

Tournament Packet