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Umps Care
Friday, April 21st at 10AM thru Monday, May 1st at 10PM EDT

UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop® furry friends, clothing, and accessories
    for children with cancer
  • Major League Baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption
  • College scholarships for deserving young adults adopted later in life

Unique Experiences:

Unique ExperiencesBid on your chance to watch the Cincinnati Reds take batting practice, take in a D'backs game from a Luxury Suite or have lunch with a major league umpire. Don't miss out on these unique experiences!

MiLB Suites & Ticket Packages:

Deliver the line-up card, get a stadium tour, throw out the first pitch, or land a sweet suite! There are a ton of packages from your favorite minor league teams!

Signed Sports Items:

Signed sports itemsTake home a Salvador Perez signed Royals jersey, an umpire shirt signed by the 2016 World Series Crew or a commemorative home plate from the 2016 All-Star Game!

Travel:

TravelWant to get away? We have it all. Awesome hotels? Check. Tickets to see a ball game? Check. Now all that's missing is your bid.

Miscellaneous:

MiscellaneousAn authentic stadium seat from Fenway, your own custom made bobble head, personalized Louisville bat, awesome packages from your favorite umpires, golf foursomes and more!

Apparel:

ApparelKeep your wardrobe up to date with some sharp new MLB, team, and UMPS CARE apparel!

Camp Bow Wow:

Camp Bow WowKids and Pups make the world go round! Camp Bow Wow baseball baskets combine doggy daycare savings with tickets to a game. Proceeds provide Build-A-Bear Workshops® for children with cancer and urgent medical funds for sick and injured dogs.

Vision

UMPS CARE was founded in 2006 through the compassion of Major League Baseball Umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America's youth and families in need.

Mission

The UMPS CARE mission embodies our established creed, "Helping People is an Easy Call." Through our youth-based programs, professional baseball umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth and children coping with serious illness by providing memorable baseball experiences. Our scholarship programs offer much needed financial support to children adopted later.

Umps Care Charities
Watch Our Video

It's one thing to read about what we do, but another thing entirely to see it in action. The smiles on the faces of both the kids and the umps might make you wonder who gets more out of the events. Take a look at footage from UMPS CARE Charities hospital visits and ballpark experiences and see just why we say, "Helping people is an easy call."

Kids Program
About BLUE for Kids Program

Major League Baseball umpires and lovable team mascots host Build-A-Bear Workshop® experiences for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Each event includes a supply of pre-stuffed Build-A-Bears, bear-sized outfits, cub condos, birth certificates, and baseball themed stress balls. Team photographers capture memories for the children at each event. Since the program started in 2006, MLB umpires have hosted over 100 children's hospital events across the country giving out more than 100,000 bears.

Tickets Program
About BLUE Crew Tickets Program

BLUE Crew Tickets offers memorable baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption and at-risk youth in mentoring programs. Major League Baseball umpires and caring corporate partners provide kids a VIP experience including great seats to the game, a goody bag of all things baseball, and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo. Since the program started in 2006, MLB umpires have welcomed over 7,500 guests to Major League Baseball games.

Scholarship Program
About All-Star Scholarship Program

Education is an important part of life. In baseball terms, it gives you a healthy lead as you round the bases. Not everyone gets the same opportunity for higher education. The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship was created for children adopted later in life in order to help provide a college education for promising students with a financial need. Since the program's inception in 2006 UMPS CARE has given in excess of $130,000 to deserving young students.