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Umps Care
Friday, May 3rd at 8AM thru Sunday, May 12th at 9PM 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

CubsThrow out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, watch Miguel Cabrera take a few deep during batting practice from the field, or join an umpire for lunch and then go to the game later that night.

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 Derek Jeter signed jersey, a La Russa signed baseball, a bat signed by Bryce Harper, and a 2012 World Series plate signed by the umpiring crew...just to name a few of the many signed items.

Father's Day Family 4-Pack

AntiguaThe love of baseball has long been a special bond between father and child. Join us on Father's Day around the league.

Umpire Camps and Equipment

Umpire CampMajor League Baseball Umpire Camp Tuition, an umpire's World Series helmet, and International Umpires / Southern Umpires Camp Tuition. Do you have what it takes to make the right call?

Unsigned Sports Items

JerseyMLB team jackets, a Big League baseball glove from Rawlings, and more!

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 more than 75 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 5,500 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. $40,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in 2013.

Top Auction Items

Albert Pujols Signed, Game-Worn, St. Louis Cardinals Cleat

Derek Jeter Signed Jersey

Eli Manning Autographed Commemorative NY Giants Football

Prince Fielder Signed Hoosier Bat

Miguel Cabrera Signed Detroit Tigers Jersey

Tony LaRussa Autographed Jersey

2012 World Series Crew Autographed Commemorative Baseball

2013 World Classic Team USA Autographed Baseball and Team USA Pullover (Size L)

David Wright Signed Batting Glove

Harlem Globetrotters Autographed Basketball & Four (4) Tickets to a Globetrotters Game with Meet and Greet

Aaron Rodgers Autographed Baseball

Josh Hamilton 4 Home Run Game-Used Autographed Baseball

PGA Championship in Rochester, NY, 2 Season Grounds Tickets

Houston Astros "Kids Take the Field" Experience on June 30 and Game Tickets for 4

Arizona Diamondbacks Luxury Suite for 18

Washington Nationals Base Hit Experience Package

"Perfect" Display: Artwork Celebrating Yankees Perfect Games; Includes Larsen and Berra Signed Baseball

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Two-Night Stay and Giants or A's Tickets

Hyatt Regency Chicago One-Night Stay with Breakfast and Cubs or White Sox Tickets

Jimmy Rollins Signed Bat

Cubs Ernie Banks Signed Jersey

Minnesota Twins Batting Practice Buddy Youth Experience and Game Tickets for 2

Chicago Cubs Throw Out the First Pitch at Wrigley Field with Game Tickets

Lunch with an Ump and Red Sox Tickets for 2 in Boston

New York Mets Father's Day Family 4-Pack Sponsored by Antigua

Jonas Brothers Signed Build-a-Bear (2)

Hank Aaron Signed Baseball

Eli and Peyton Manning Signed Baseballs

Nationals Starting Rotation Five Signed Baseballs with Display Case

Los Angeles Dodgers Batting Practice Experience and Game Tickets for 4