Summer is about baseball — the crack of the bat, the cheer of the crowd, and the smell of hot dogs. There are some kids, however, who live in the shadow of the ballpark and have never been to a baseball game. Our BLUE Crew Ticket program aims to change that! Through this program at-risk youth, children battling chronic illness, kids in foster care, and military families in every major league market across the country receive a “big league” experience. You see, the BLUE Crew Ticket program is more than a ticket; it’s a smile when kids need it most, a bonding experience, a memory for families going through hard times.
Each BLUE Crew Ticket VIP experience includes great seats to the ballgame, a goody bag of "all things baseball", 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 7,000 guests to games across the country with participation in every Major League market. Big thanks to each of the 30 major league teams who help make this program possible, UMPS CARE is excited to announce the expansion of the BLUE Crew Ticket program to the minor leagues thanks to our partnership with the Association of Minor League Umpires. BLUE Crew Tickets is available to the following partner agencies:
This program is possible thanks to the generosity of caring corporate sponsors and individual donors. Corporate sponsors include New Era Cap, GIANTS Snacks, Ford Gum, The Friends of Jimmy Miller Fund, Ump-Attire.com, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLB.com).