The UMPS CARE mission puts into action our established creed, “Helping People is an Easy Call”. Through our youth-based programs, professional umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth, children coping with serious illness and military families by providing memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, baseball experiences. Umpires make baseball magic on baseball fields across the country and give children reason to cheer by bringing Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences to them while they are undergoing rigorous medical treatment at hospitals. Through our scholarship initiative, we offer financial support to children adopted later in life. Our newest initiative, the Official Leadership Program, teaches sportsmanship, leadership and mentorship through the lens of baseball. We also provide on-the-field umpire mechanics lessons to these teens from underserved communities.