MLB Umpires Holding Online Auction to Benefit Children

Priceless Memorabilia, One-of-a-Kind Experiences Highlight Online Charity Event

New York, NY (March 9, 2010)—A Major League Baseball jersey signed by President

Barack Obama, the chance for you and friends to watch batting practice from the field, a

pre-concert meet-and-greet with the Black Eyed Peas including floor seating, tickets to

the 2010 All-Star Game, and “Lunch with an Ump” are just a few of the more than 100

items up for grabs in the UMPS CARE Charities online auction at

Sports fans—or anyone who loves a sports fan—can bid on these unique experiences and

spectacular packages, including signed memorabilia from sports greats Jim Rice, Harmon

Killebrew, Frank Robinson, Joe Morgan, Rod Carew, Randy Johnson, and Nolan Ryan.

The auction starts on March 12 and runs through March 22, and there’s something for

everyone. Items include baseballs, jerseys, gloves, and other memorabilia.

There are plenty of items for the non-baseball fan as well, including golf outings, the

President Obama signed jersey, a VIP pass to sit in on the Mike Gallagher Show, a photo

and DVD autographed by Josh Duhamel, lunch with Maxine Clark, the “Chief Executive

Bear” of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, and others. A selection of signed hockey and

football memorabilia is also up for bid.

All proceeds from the auction will support the UMPS CARE Charities youth programs,

including tickets to big league baseball games for children awaiting adoption and Build-

A-Bear Workshops for hospitalized children coping with serious illnesses. UMPS CARE

Charities is the official charity of Major League Baseball umpires.

“Our online auction gives sports fans the opportunity to participate in some once-in-a-

lifetime experiences with their favorite sports heroes while helping seriously ill and at-

risk children,” said MLB Umpire Jim Reynolds. “We urge fans to visit the UMPS CARE

Charities website during the course of the auction—and come back often!”

For more information or to bid on items, go to Winning bidders

will be notified after March 22.

CONTACT: Samuel Dearth

Executive Director, UMPS CARE Charities

518-768-2790 (phone)

703-314-3833 (cell) (e-mail)


  1. farhan

    March 23, 2010 at 6:30 am

    it was good think done by mlb umpires holding auction to benefit children when it be happen on what day

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