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Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. EDT

UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:

  • Furry friends, clothing, and accessories from the Build-a-Bear Workshop® for children in hospitals throughout the United States and Canada who are isolated now more than ever as they battle critical illnesses
  • Unique on-field and online baseball experiences for underserved kids, children battling illness, foster youth and military families
  • College scholarships for young adults adopted later in life - a life-changing program for children who have endured many emotional and financial hardships

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About BLUE for Kids Program

Major League Baseball umpires and lovable team mascots provide Furry friends, clothing, and accessories from the Build-A-Bear Workshop® for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Each event includes a supply of pre-stuffed Build-A-Bears®, various 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 160 children's hospital events across the country and in Canada giving out more than 17,500 bears.

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About BLUE Crew Tickets Program

BLUE Crew Tickets offers memorable baseball experiences virtually or on-field for children awaiting adoption, at-risk youth in mentoring programs, children battling serious illness and military families. 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 9,220 guests to Major League Baseball games and expanded to all 30 Triple-A teams in 2019.

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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. UMPS CARE Charities will award $30,000 in college scholarships in 2020.