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!
JUST ANNOUNCED: 1st Annual Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament Set for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24!

JUST ANNOUNCED: 1st Annual Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament Set for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24!

All of us at UMPS CARE Charities and the family of Eric "Coop" Cooper are thrilled to announce that we have set a date for the 1st Annual Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament: Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Gameday Lanes ...
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UMPS CARE 13th Annual Online Auction Hosted on MLB.com Is Ready For Your Bids - NOW Through Sept. 20!

UMPS CARE 13th Annual Online Auction Hosted on MLB.com Is Ready For Your Bids – NOW Through Sept. 20!

Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires are offering up close to 250 items including priceless, autographed sports memorabilia, rarely available specialty MLB logo caps and one-of-a-kind experiences during the 13th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction. The auction, hosted on MLB.com, ...
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Official-ly Fore Kids Golf Tournament, Set For Oct. 18 in Utah, Supports UMPS CARE Charities Programs

Official-ly Fore Kids Golf Tournament, Set For Oct. 18 in Utah, Supports UMPS CARE Charities Programs

For the Upton family, officiating is a way of life. Clair Upton was entrenched in the world of calling baseball games and refereeing basketball games. His son, Randy, started working as an umpire when he was about 15 and this ...
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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!