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Umps Care
Friday, May 2nd at 8AM thru Sunday, May 11th at 10PM ET

The UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences for children with cancer
  • Major League Baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption
  • College scholarships for deserving young adults

Unique Experiences

Unique ExperiencesBid for your chance to take the field with the Astros, yell "Play Ball" in Seattle, or meet a player or coach in Detroit. You can watch batting practice up close and personal at many of your favorite parks. Also up for grabs, lunch with an umpire and tickets to a ball game.

MiLB Suites & Ticket Packages

Check out the collection of more than 50 Minor League Baseball suites and ticket packages up for bidding starting at 40% of face value!

Signed Sports Items

Signed sports itemsA Pujols signed cleat, a Harper signed ball, a MLB Plate signed by Hall of Famers Torre & LaRussa, a David Wright signed bat...just to name a few of the items up for grabs.

Travel Packages

AntiguaWant to get away? We have it all. Awesome hotels? Check. Tickets to see a new ballpark? Check. A travel bag for your things? Check. Now all that's missing is your bid.

Miscellaneous

MiscellaneousRestaurant gift certificates, Oakley shades, customized sports pieces for your home or office, PreventaMed cooling seat, sporting apparel, Dippin' Dots party pack. You can even win gift baskets from the umpires themselves!

Mission

UMPS CARE Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established by Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires to provide financial, in-kind and emotional support for America's youth and families in need. Through our youth-based programs, professional baseball umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth and children coping with serious illness by providing memorable baseball experiences, supporting pediatric medical care, and raising awareness for foster care children waiting to be adopted.

Kids Program
About BLUE for Kids Program

Major League Baseball umpires and lovable team mascots host Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Each event includes a supply of pre-stuffed Build-A-Bears, bear-sized outfits, cub condos, birth certificates, and baseball themed stress balls. Team photographers capture memories for the children at each event. Since the program started in 2006, MLB umpires have hosted close to 90 children's hospital events across the country.

Tickets Program
About BLUE Crew Tickets Program

BLUE Crew Tickets offers memorable baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption and at-risk youth in mentoring programs. Major League Baseball umpires and caring corporate partners provide kids a VIP experience including great seats to the game, a goody bag of all things baseball, and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo. Since the program started in 2006, MLB umpires have welcomed over 6,000 guests to Major League Baseball games.

Scholarship Program
About All-Star Scholarship Program

Education is an important part of life. In baseball terms, it gives you a healthy lead as you round the bases. But not everyone gets the same opportunity for higher education. The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship was created for children adopted from foster care in order to help provide a college education for promising students with a financial need. $50,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in 2014.