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Umps Care
Friday, April 20th at 10AM thru Monday, April 30th at 10PM EDT

UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:

  • Furry friends, clothing and accessories from the Build-A-Bear Workshop®
    for children battling critical illness
  • Unique on-field baseball experiences for at-risk youth, kids battling illness,
    children awaiting adoption and military families
  • College scholarships for deserving young adults adopted later in life

Unique Experiences:

Unique ExperiencesBid on the chance to have your child to be the "Play Ball" Announcer at Progressive Field, or get a VIP tour of the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. Also up for grabs, lunch with an umpire and great tickets to your favorite ballpark.

MiLB Suites, Tickets & Signed Items:

Check out the collection of more than 50 Minor League Baseball suites, ticket packages and unique experiences up for bidding starting at 40% of face value!

Signed Sports Items:

Signed sports itemsTake home a signed camouflage mask from Memorial Day, a Vin Scully signed ball, a commemorative plate from the 2017 World Series signed by the Umpires and Joe Torre, Will Ferrell signed baseball...just to name a few of the items up for grabs.

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:

MiscellaneousRestaurant and golf gift certificates, Oakley shades, Dippin' Dots party pack, and specialty umpiring masks are just a few of the items up for grabs. You can even win gift packages from the umpires themselves!

Apparel:

ApparelStart the season off in style by getting your hands on awesome MLB, team, and UMPS CARE gear!

Buy It Now:

MiscellaneousWant to rep UMPS CARE Charities but don't want to have to outbid someone? Check out our Buy It Now category for great UMPS CARE tshirts, polos, pullovers, and more. Or donate $25 to the cause and get a cute teddy bear as thanks!

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, kids coping with serious illness, children awaiting adoption and military families by providing memorable baseball experiences. Our scholarship program offers 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 13,000 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 and we will be launching the program in the minor leagues during the 2018 season.

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. UMPS CARE Charities will award $30,000 in college scholarships in 2018.