Chris Marco is playing in the Umps Care charity bowling tournament during spring training on March 21 in Florida. Umps Care is the official non-profit charity of professional baseball umpires, providing emotional and financial assistance to youth and families in need across the markets of MLB/MiLB’s teams. The tournament is a fundraiser to help provide the following programs in 2020:
- 1500 Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences to critically ill patients in children’s hospitals across the US and Canada
- VIP baseball experiences for at-risk youth, children battling major illness and military families, (including visits in ALL 30 Triple-A Markets this year, a direct result of our fundraising efforts in 2019)
- College scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted later in life
- Funding for short term assistance to umpires and their families in times of need
Obviously, MLB/MiLB is dominated by American-based teams, but Umps Care is active at Sick Kids Toronto on a consistent basis. Check out this piece Sportsnet ran during a broadcast in 2014 (https://www.facebook.com/UmpsCare/videos/10154232102255007/). Umps Care has been to Toronto every year since.
His spring crew are bowling in support of this great cause and he personally hopes to raise more than $120 for the crew. Please visit the crew page and consider making a donation if you are in a position to support.
Their crew page: https://give.umpscare.com/fundraiser/2691217
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