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Umps Care
Friday, April 22nd at 10AM thru Monday, May 2nd at 10PM EST

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 adopted later in life

Unique Experiences

Unique ExperiencesBid on your chance to win an Arizona Diamondbacks Luxury Suite or watch from the field as your favorite team takes batting practice. Also up for grabs, lunch with an umpire and tickets to a 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 Lorenzo Cain signed cleat, a Derek Jeter signed ball, a commemorative plate from the 2015 All-Star Game signed by the Umpires and a Will Ferrell signed jersey...just to name a few of the items up for grabs.

Travel

AntiguaWant to get away? We have it all. Awesome hotels? Check. Tickets to see a ball game? Check. Now all that's missing is your bid.

Miscellaneous

MiscellaneousRestaurant and golf gift certificates, Oakley shades, Dippin' Dots party pack, custom jewelry, and a Mets World Series Souvenir set just a few of the items up for grabs. You can even win gift packages from the umpires themselves!

Apparel

AntiguaStart the season off in style by getting your hands on awesome MLB, team, and UMPS CARE gear!

Vision

UMPS CARE was founded in 2006 through the compassion of Major League Baseball Umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America's youth and families in need.

Mission

The UMPS CARE mission embodies our established creed, "Helping People is an Easy Call." 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. Our scholarship programs offer much needed financial support to children adopted later in life as well as current and former members of the military.

Umps Care Charities
Watch Our Video

It's one thing to read about what we do, but another thing entirely to see it in action. The smiles on the faces of both the kids and the umps might make you wonder who gets more out of the events. Take a look at footage from UMPS CARE Charities hospital visits and ballpark experiences and see just why we say, "Helping people is an easy call."

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 over 100 children's hospital events across the country giving out more than 100,000 bears.

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 7,000 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. Not everyone gets the same opportunity for higher education. The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship was created for children adopted later in life in order to help provide a college education for promising students with a financial need. Since the program's inception in 2006 UMPS CARE has given in excess of $120,000 to deserving young students.

Top Auction Items

Lunch and a Behind the Scenes Tour for Two with ESPN TV Director at a Nationals Game

Lunch with a Washington Nationals Executive

You Make the Call: Lunch with an Ump, Your Choice of City

Two Spots in the UMPS CARE Charities Golf Classic in Phoenix, AZ

Miami Marlins VIP Suite Experience for 22 plus Batting Practice Experience for 4

Detroit Tigers Batting Practice Experience and Game Tickets for 4 plus Meet & Greet

Minnesota Twins Batting Practice Buddy Youth Experience and Game Tickets for 4

Round Rock Express (Rangers AAA) "Owner's Experience for Two"

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals AAA) General Manager for the Day (Age 14 and Under)

Durham Bulls (Rays AAA) 4 Tickets, Exchange Lineup Cards, and Stadium Tour

Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies AA) Bat Kid Experience

Hyatt Regency Houston Two-Night Stay plus Breakfast with Astros Tickets

Hyatt Regency Toronto One-Night Stay plus Breakfast with Blue Jays Tickets

Hyatt Regency Orange County Two-Night Stay plus Breakfast with Angels Tickets

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa One-Night Stay plus Diamondbacks Tickets

Rawlings Premium Heart of the Hide Leather Travel Kit

Set of 7 Lionel Racing MLB 1:18 Scale Stock Cars

One Pair of New Balance Shoes

Vin Scully Signed Baseball

Lorenzo Cain Signed Cleat

2015 All Star Game Crew Signed Commemorative Home Plate with Joe Torre Autograph

Wade Davis Signed All Star Game Jersey

Anthony Rizzo Signed Cubs Jersey, Size 52

Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa Signed Hall of Fame Baseball

Derek Jeter Signed Commemorative Baseball