HELPING PEOPLE IS AN EASY CALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL UMPIRES GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE GAME THEY LOVE.

HELPING PEOPLE IS AN EASY CALL

UMPIRES HAVE DELIVERED MORE THAN 17,500 BUILD-A-BEAR FURRY FRIENDS TO KIDS UNDERGOING RIGOROUS MEDICAL TREATMENT AT HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN CANADA

BRINGING KIDS TO BALLPARKS

OUR CHARITY PROVIDES ‘MAJOR LEAGUE’ SUPPORT TO AT-RISK AND CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN, CHILDREN ADOPTED LATE IN LIFE AND MILITARY FAMILIES.

DELIVERING SMILES TO CHILDREN

EVEN DURING THE PANDEMIC, MLB UMPIRES HAVE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE
BUILD-A-BEAR FURRY FRIENDS TO KIDS IN HOSPITALS

HELPING PEOPLE IS AN EASY CALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL UMPIRES TAKE TIME OUT AWAY FROM THE BALLPARK TO GIVE BACK TO KIDS UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT AT HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN CANADA

MLB UMPIRES GIVING BACK

MLB UMPIRES HAVE CHANGED LIVES BY DISTRIBUTING NEARLY $300,000 TO CHILDREN ADOPTED LATER IN LIFE TO PURSUE THEIR COLLEGE DEGREES.

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80¢ of every dollar goes directly to our programs!
MLB Umpires deliver Build-A-Bears to kids undergoing hospital treatment in time for Opening Day!

MLB Umpires deliver Build-A-Bears to kids undergoing hospital treatment in time for Opening Day!

UMPS CARE Charities celebrated the start of the baseball season by organizing a special Opening Day event with our longtime partners at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. Although our MLB umpires were not able to make this ...
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See the impact of our All-Star College Scholarship Program through the eyes of Katherine Atkins

See the impact of our All-Star College Scholarship Program through the eyes of Katherine Atkins

Katherine Atkins did not know much about Major League Baseball umpires when she was in high school, scrambling for scholarships to cover the costs of college. Adopted by her aunt and uncle when she was 15, Katherine came across an ...
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Special Zoom Chat With MLB Umpires Laz Diaz and Mark Carlson - Who Have Both Served Our Country On & Off The Field

Special Zoom Chat With MLB Umpires Laz Diaz and Mark Carlson – Who Have Both Served Our Country On & Off The Field

UMPS CARE Charities is excited to join forces with Protect The Game and support military veterans with a very special Zoom call with MLB Umpires Mark Carlson and Laz Diaz. The call is set for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th at 7 ...
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All-Star Scholarship

The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star College Scholarship is for children adopted later in life in order to provide a college education to students who otherwise might not be able to afford one. Find out more about how to apply today!

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Blue Crew Tickets
Through this program at-risk youth, children battling chronic illness, kids in foster care, and military families in every Major League and every Triple-A market across the country receive a “big league” experience.

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BLUE FOR KIDS
The BLUE for Kids hospital program brings a crew of Major League umpires to the bedside of children with life-threatening illnesses, and bring a Build-A-Bear® Workshop experience right to the hospital room!

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All-Star College Scholarship
The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star College Scholarship is for children adopted later in life in order to provide a college education to students who otherwise might not be able to afford one.

Learn More About How To Apply!

Testimonials

“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 out Build-A-Bear®. Please pass along our heartfelt “Thanks!” to those that organized this visit, and to the umpires for giving their time. It made Andrew’s day!”

Don L.

Father of patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
BLUE for Kids Hospital 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 opportunities like this. We had a really great time! It was Na’Tajah’s first Rockies game, and folks kept teasing her about not expecting this type of VIP treatment each time.”

Emily H.

Big Sister from BBBS of Colorado
BLUE Crew Ticket Program

+ Build-A-Bear® Bears Delivered Since 2006

+ Dollars Awarded in College Scholarships

+ Participants Who Have Engaged In Major League Experiences

Thousands of smiles and memories created!