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Umps Care
Friday, April 19th at 10AM thru Monday, April 29th at 10PM EDT

UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction helps to provide:

  • Furry Friends, clothing and accessories from Build-A-Bear Workshop®
    for children battling critical illness
  • Unique on-field baseball experiences for underserved kids,
    children battling illness, foster youth and military families
  • College scholarships for deserving young adults adopted later in life

Unique Experiences:

Unique ExperiencesBid on the chance to get a VIP tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame or watch BP from the field and get a behind the scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park, among others. Also up for grabs, lunch with a Major League umpire and tickets to a game.

MiLB Suites & Ticket Packages:

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

Signed Baseballs:

Signed sports itemsBalls signed by umpires, current stars, and legends of yesterday, including Ichiro, Cal Ripken, Rhys Hoskins, Nolan Arenado, and Jacob deGrom, plus non-baseball celebrities like Will Ferrell, Tony Romo, Bill Murray and Bubba Watson.

Signed Miscellaneous:

TravelHats, bats, jerseys, cleats, and more. Take home a signed pink Mother's Day mask; a souvenir plate from the 2018 World Series signed by the umps, Rob Manfred, and Joe Torre; a Dabo Swinney signed Clemson football, and dozens more items up for grabs.


MiscellaneousWant 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.


ApparelRestaurant certificates, a 3-D Ballpark Stadium Replica, Disney on Ice Tickets, Official Tokens and Icons Baseball Money Clip, UMPS CARE Rolling Duffle Bag and Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets are just a few of the items up for grabs. You can even win gift packages from the umpires themselves!

Miscellaneous Apparel:

MiscellaneousMLB jackets and jerseys, shoes, and more specialty baseball caps than you can shake a stick at, in a large variety of colors, styles and sizes.

UMPS CARE Apparel:

ApparelWant to rep UMPS CARE Charities? This is the category for you! Bid now on men's and women's tshirts, polos, pullovers, jackets, and more. Wear the heart with pride!

Buy It Now: UMPS CARE Apparel:

Buy NowNot in a bidding mood but still want to #ShowYourHeart? Take advantage of these "Buy It Now" UMPS CARE Charities apparel items and assure you get what you want!

Zero-Bid Items:

Zero BidsWith more than 400 items up for bid, some are bound to be overlooked. This category contains items with zero bids as of Sunday evening. With opening bids well below retail, there are tons of awesome deals in here just waiting to be found!


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.


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, kids coping with serious illness, children awaiting adoption and military families by providing memorable baseball experiences. Our scholarship program offers much needed financial support to children adopted later.

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 16,500 bears.

Tickets Program
About BLUE Crew Tickets Program

BLUE Crew Tickets offers memorable baseball experiences 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 8,500 guests to Major League Baseball games and we are expanding the program to all 30 Triple-A teams during the 2019 season.

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. UMPS CARE Charities will award $35,000 in college scholarships in 2019.