The Cranberry CUP was founded in 2000 by Cathy Cortazzo. As a local resident, Cathy wanted to get neighborhood Home Owner's Associations involved in a friendly softball competition to raise money for a national charity. Seven neighborhoods stepped up that year to participate in the Softball Tournament and Golf Classic, which are now annual events. In the 2014 tournament, 28 neighborhood teams and 26 Open Division teams participated. Since 2000, the CUP has raised over $1.5 million for local residents who have experienced severe financial stress due to medical or other hardships. In addition to the annual Softball Tournament and Golf Classic, the CUP has added a 5K Run/Walk and Kickoff Party to the August weekend of events. Additional events are also held throughout the year.