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 18,300 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

CREATING TEEN LEADERS

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

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!

UMPS CARE Charities Launches Stars & Strikes Campaign, Saluting Veterans Training To Be Umpires

UMPS CARE Charities Launches Stars & Strikes Campaign, Saluting Veterans Training To Be Umpires

All of us at UMPS CARE Charities are so excited to announce the launch of our Stars & Strikes campaign! Proceeds from this campaign will send wounded veterans training to become umpires from the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy to MLB ...
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A week after Kristi Moore was punched following a softball game by an angry parent, UMPS CARE and the Atlanta Braves provide her with a night to remember

A week after Kristi Moore was punched following a softball game by an angry parent, UMPS CARE and the Atlanta Braves provide her with a night to remember

At UMPS CARE, we have take our creed, Helping People Is An Easy Call, seriously. When we heard about softball umpire Kristi Moore getting punched in the face by an angry mom who was unhappy with a call on the ...
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UMPS CARE Charities Proud To Add Three New Members To Board of Directors - Duane Filey, Rhonda Pauls & Paul Vetrano

UMPS CARE Charities Proud To Add Three New Members To Board of Directors – Duane Filey, Rhonda Pauls & Paul Vetrano

UMPS CARE Charities, the official philanthropy of the Major League Baseball Umpires, is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Duane Filey, Rhonda Pauls and Paul Vetrano. Duane Filey is currently serving as ...
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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!

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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.

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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.
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!