UMPS CARE Charities was founded through the compassion of Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind, and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need. Founded in 2006, UMPS CARE provides VIP experiences to participants from youth-based organizations and military families, visits to pediatric hospitals (complete with Build-A-Bear furry friends) and college scholarships. In addition, UMPS CARE supports families facing financial needs within the baseball community.
UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:
• Furry friends, clothing, and accessories from Build-A-Bear Workshop® for children in hospitals in Major League markets.
• College scholarships for young adults adopted later in life.
• Unique on-field and online baseball experiences for youth-based organizations and military families.
• Umpire skills and leadership training for teens in under-resourced communities.