There are signed jerseys, bats, baseballs and other items from current and past greats of the game including George Brett (jersey, bat), Madison Bumgarner (baseball), Melky Cabrera (White Sox Jersey), Carlos Correa (baseball), Bobby Cox (baseball), Yu Darvish (baseball), Prince Fielder (baseball), Carlos Gonzalez(baseball), Alex Gordon (baseball), Josh Hamilton (baseball), Felix Hernandez (baseball), Matt Holliday (cleat),Eric Hosmer (bat and ’14 World Series Baseball), Torii Hunter (baseball), Chipper Jones (baseball), Clayton Kershaw (baseball), Jason Kipnis (baseball), Evan Longoria (bat), Pedro Martinez (baseball), Mike Moustakas(bat), Dustin Pedroia (baseball), Yasiel Puig (baseball), Hanley Ramirez (baseball), Max Scherzer (baseball), Mike Schmidt (bat), Vin Scully (baseball), John Smoltz (baseball), Joe Torre (baseball) and Ben Zobrist (Cubs jersey).
All proceeds from the Online Auction support UMPS CARE Charities youth programs to provide Major League Baseball experiences for children awaiting adoption, Build-A-Bear Workshop® experiences for hospitalized children coping with serious illnesses, college scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted as children, and financial assistance for families in need. UMPS CARE Charities is the official charity of Major League Baseball umpires.
For more information or to make a bid, visit www.mlb.com/UmpsCare. The auction opens at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 21 and closes at 10 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 1.
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 its 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. UMPS CARE Charities provides benefactors with “Major League” support by remaining true to its established creed, “Helping People is an Easy Call.” For more information go to www.UmpsCare.com.
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