A professional sporting event is just the ticket to inspire a child in foster care or strengthen a mentor/youth match. Major League Baseball umpires offer memorable baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption and at-risk youth in mentoring programs through the BLUE Crew Tickets program.
Each BLUE Crew Tickets VIP experience includes great seats to the ballgame, a goody bag of Ďall things baseballí, and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo. The baseball experience is designed to strengthen relationships of at-risk youth and adult caregivers.
Since the program started in 2006, MLB umpires have welcomed more than 4,000 guests to games across the country. BLUE Crew Tickets is available to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), and Most Valuable Kids, Inc. (MVK)
This program is possible thanks to the generosity of caring corporate sponsors and individual donors. Corporate sponsors include New Era Cap, FritoLay, Ump-Attire.com, Honig's Whistle Stop, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLB.com).