Bid on a VIP tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, playing spots for UMPS CARE Golf Events or take advantage of our virtual meet and greets with MLB Umpires, on-air baseball talent or ESPN Monday Night Football TV director.
Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. through Monday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT
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 underserved communities.
Baseballs signed by MLB umpires, current stars and legends of yesterday, including Shohei Ohtani, Miguel Cabrera, Vin Scully, NFL star Tony Romo and more.
Hats, jerseys, photos and official MLB home plates....all you need to complete your signed sports memorabilia collection. You can take home signed World Series apparel worn by umpires, a commemorative MLB home plate or your very own UMPS CARE Golf Classic autographed pin flag.
Looking for something a little different? We’ve got you covered! Check out our specialty items that include Fielder’s Choice Goods uniquely crafted wallets, Kendra Scott jewelry, a custom-designed wooden home plate and a Rawling’s genuine leather backpack just to name a few.
If heads that bobble are your thing, you are in for a treat! Check out all of the old-school bobbleheads that are up for grabs.
UMPS CARE Apparel for the whole family, specialty MLB logo caps, MLB golf shirts, find your baseball apparel here.
Not in a bidding mood but still want to #ShowYourHeart? UMPS CARE did a little logo refresh, take advantage of these "Buy It Now" items and be the first to rock our new gear!
About BLUE for Kids Program
Major League Baseball umpires and lovable team mascots provide furry friends, clothing and accessories from Build-A-Bear Workshop® for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Each event includes a supply of pre-stuffed Build-A-Bear® furry friends, 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 180 children's hospital events across the country and in Canada giving out more than 18,000 bears.
About BLUE Crew Ticket 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.
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. To help ensure their long-term success, each student is paired with an MLB Umpire mentor and becomes a part of the UMPS CARE Family. Close to $300,000 has been awarded since the program’s inception.
About Official Leadership Program
UMPS CARE Charities is launched the Official Leadership Program in 2021 to encourage, engage and mentor teens and train them to work games. The course includes Social Emotional Learning classes, focusing on leadership, mentorship and sportsmanship, in addition to umpiring mechanics in field classes. Our pilot programs launched this summer at MLB Youth Academies in Washington, D.C. and Houston, and the DREAM Charter School in New York.