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UMPS CARE Charities was founded 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.

  • BLUE for Kids Hospital Program On behalf of all the Children’s Experiences departments at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in providing a wonderful special event for the...

    Annie G., Children’s Experiences Recreational Coordinator

    Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
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  • BLUE for Kids Hospital Program Thank you! The event was a success and our kiddos and families are still talking about it…. Thank you for helping coordinate such a wonderful event. It was great working with you and I hope we can do this...

    Coree P., Certified Child Life Specialist

    Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
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  • BLUE for Kids Hospital Program My son Jack was one of the lucky children to get a visit from UMPS CARE at Boston Children’s yesterday…Wanted to share this extreme act of kindness. As Mark Carlson was walking out of Jack's hospital room,...

    Melissa P.

    Mother of patient at Boston Children’s Hospital
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  • BLUE for Kids Hospital Program My son is currently in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, awaiting a Bone Marrow Transplant. My wife informed me today that some of the umpires for tonight’s Cardinals game came by Children’s and were passing...

    Don L.

    Father of patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
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  • BLUE for Kids Hospital Program On behalf of the Child Life and Family Education Program at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s hospital, we would like to extend a huge thank you for coming to Comer and sharing a day with our patients...

    Aimee K., Special Events Coordinator and Jennie O., Director, Child Life

    University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of my Little Brother, Henry Brebberman, and me for the amazing hospitality that your organization provided to us…at the Seattle Mariners game. We received complimentary...

    Bill J.

    Big Brother from BBBS Puget Sound
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program Thanks so much for the Colorado Rockies tickets and VIP treatment for me and my Little Sister Na'Tajah. I appreciate your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it's so cool that you are able to provide special...

    Emily H.

    Big Sister from BBBS of Colorado
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program Thank you so much for making this a very special day. The youths, though quiet and shy, became very animated and excited during the course of the day. The weather was great and we sat in a very "fan-fun" and enthusiastic...

    Rhonda W.

    Recruiter, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I just wanted to take the time out of my policing duties to say thank you for yesterday’s game day experience…After the game I asked the kids what they enjoyed the most: They all said the umps. I said "really?"...

    Officer Dixon

    Representative, Most Valuable Kids
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I wanted to extend my gratitude once again for making the visit with the umps possible. Sam, Darius and I had a great time meeting everyone, going on the tour, seeing the locker room & press room, and watching the...

    Jason K.

    Big Brother from BBBS Puget Sound
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I am writing to tell you that this year’s Umps Care event was a fantastic success! We attended the Philadelphia Phillies VS. New York Mets game on July 20, 2013. There were four children and none of them had...

    Gloria B.

    Recruiter, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I just wanted to thank your organization and especially the umpires for a great experience. My “little brother” and I had a great time. It was a lot of fun to go thru the lower levels of Target Field; go thru the...

    Tom C.

    Big Brother from BBBS of the Greater Twin Cities
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I am one of the Big Brothers of Pittsburgh volunteers who had the thrill and privilege of participating in the special "UMPS Care" event at PNC Park on Saturday, 30 April. Twelve-year-old Little Brother Thomas...

    Oren S.

    Big Brother from BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I wanted to take a moment and share my gratitude for making Saturday's game possible. It must be an incredibly long season for everyone and to take time out of your schedule and connect with us on the field. You...

    Joshua L.

    Big Brother from BBBS San Diego
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  • BLUE Crew Ticket Program I wanted to send a quick thank you on behalf of the boys and myself. Saturday night I was able to take four boys in foster care to the game and we had a BLAST! The boys all enjoyed being on the field, meeting...

    Janine C.

    Recruiter, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids
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    BLUE Crew Tickets in St.Louis

  • BLUE Crew Tickets in Seattle

    BLUE Crew Tickets in Seattle

  • BLUE for Kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

    BLUE for Kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

  • BLUE for Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital

    BLUE for Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital

  • BLUE Crew Tickets in Texas

    BLUE Crew Tickets in Texas

  • BLUE for Kids at Denver Children’s Hospital

    BLUE for Kids at Denver Children’s Hospital

  • BLUE for Kids at Children’s Hospital of Orange County

    BLUE for Kids at Children’s Hospital of Orange County

  • BLUE Crew Tickets in Los Angeles

    BLUE Crew Tickets in Los Angeles

  • BLUE Crew Tickets in Cincinnati

    BLUE Crew Tickets in Cincinnati

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Get to Know an Ump - Gary Ceterstrom

Get to Know an Ump - Gary Ceterstrom

August 23, 2016

A North Dakota boy, Gary Cederstrom was born October 4, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D., and grew up two hours north in the city of Minot, N.D. He played basketball through high school and...

All-Star Scholarship Grad - Josh Perrin

All-Star Scholarship Grad - Josh Perrin

August 22, 2016

UMPS CARE Charities is excited to announce the graduation of TWO of our All-Star Scholarship recipients, Josh Perrin (the 2011 recipient) and Cadence "Zoe" Cottom (the 2012...

A Day In the Life

A Day In the Life

August 21, 2016

Fans across Major League Baseball and even personal friends seem to have this common misperception that the rule enforcers of the game simply emerge out of the shadows of the clubhouse,...

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