HELPING PEOPLE IS AN EASY CALL

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

SALUTING SERVICE

MLB UMPIRES SALUTE THE SERVICE OF MEN AND WOMEN NOW WORKING AS UMPIRES THROUGH THE WOUNDED WARRIOR UMPIRE ACADEMY

VIP BALLPARK VISITS

MLB UMPIRES PROVIDE SPECIAL BASEBALL MEMORIES FOR YOUTH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

DELIVERING JOY

SINCE 2006, MLB UMPIRES HAVE DELIVERED MORE THAN 20,000 BUILD-A-BEAR STUFFED TOYS TO KIDS IN HOSPITALS

CREATING TEEN LEADERS

TEACHING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING SKILLS TO TEENS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND DEVELOPING UMPIRE MECHANICS ON THE FIELD

CHANGING LIVES

MLB UMPIRES HAVE CHANGED LIVES BY PROVIDING MORE THAN $310,000 TO CHILDREN ADOPTED LATER IN LIFE TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS OF EARNING A COLLEGE DEGREE.

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80¢ of every dollar goes directly to our programs!

+ Build-A-Bear® Bears Delivered Since 2006

+ Dollars Awarded in College Scholarships For Children Adopted Later In Life

+ Participants Who Have Engaged In VIP Ballpark Experiences

Early-Bird Registration for 4th Annual East Coast Classic is now open! Join us Monday, October 14!

Early-Bird Registration for 4th Annual East Coast Classic is now open! Join us Monday, October 14!

Join UMPS CARE Charities for this premier event, the 4th Annual East Coast Classic. Local umpires, business men and women and supporters of UMPS CARE come together for a fun day and good cause.  We are excited to hit the ...
A Total Eclipse of the Heart - Professional umpires and sports officials deliver joy to young patients in advance of the solar eclipse in Cleveland

A Total Eclipse of the Heart – Professional umpires and sports officials deliver joy to young patients in advance of the solar eclipse in Cleveland

UMPS CARE Charities, in partnership with our friends at Sports Officials Care, delivered 100 Build-A-Bear® furry friends and solar eclipse glassses today to young patients undergoing medical treatment at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. Cleveland was in the "path of totality" ...
Meet Kaden - Official Leadership Program graduate and Pedro Gomez All-Heart Award recipient

Meet Kaden – Official Leadership Program graduate and Pedro Gomez All-Heart Award recipient

(L to R) MLB umpires Jordan Baker and Lance Barrett, Kaden, MLB Call-Up umpires Charlie Ramos and Tom Hanahan, Sandi Gomez and Bryan Fields Photo By Wynter Photography Kaden is a 16-year-old high school sophomore from the Phoenix area who ...

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Donate Today

Help us cover the bases and continue to expand our reach, bringing more smiles and baseball magic to kids and families across the country.

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!

DONATIONS

ONE-TIME DONATION

One-time donations make a difference here at UMPS CARE. It helps us get that much closer to reaching our goals of putting smiles on as many faces as we can.

DONATIONS

MONTHLY DONATION

Our Grand Slam Giving Program is instrumental in helping us cover the bases and continue to expand our reach, bringing more smiles and baseball magic to kids and families across the country.

Monthly donors receive special gifts, recognition, access to exclusive Zoom conversations with MLB umpires and more! 

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!

OFFICIAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Official Leadership Program was created in 2021 in response to the shortage of umpires in youth sports. UMPS CARE Charities trains youth in under-resourced communities in social and emotional learning skills and umpire mechanics to prepare them for the challenges – and rewards – that umpire careers can provide. 

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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