Umps Care Charity Bowling Tournament

Everyone,

I’m playing in the Umps Care charity bowling tournament during spring training on March 17 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’s teams. The tournament is a fundraiser to help provide the following programs in 2018:

• Major league baseball experiences for 600 at-risk youth at each ballpark across the big leagues
• Build-a-Bear workshop experiences for 1300 children at 13 different children’s hospitals, and
• College scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted later in life

Obviously, MLB is dominated by American-based teams, but Umps Care is active in 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 also returned to Toronto in 2016 and 2017.

My spring crew and I are bowling in support of this great cause and I personally hope to raise more than $120 for our crew. Please visit our crew page and consider making a donation if you are in a position to support.

Our crew page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1315553 Continue reading

Congratulations Chris!

Yesterday evening at the Baseball Canada Level 4/5 clinic for Ontario’s nationally certified umpires, our own Chris Walters was assigned to the 2016 Pee Wee National Championship, to be held August 25-29 in London, ON.

The 2016 13U National Championship will be Chris’ first national championship.

Great job Chris!

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