Children from a local Bronx hospital were recently treated to a “major” surprise.
Every year Major League Baseball umpires from UMPS CARE Charities come to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and hand out Build-A-Bears to children coping with serious illnesses and injuries.
This year, due to the pandemic, they could not come in person, however they still delivered gifts and smiles, making sure the kids and their families know they are not forgotten or alone.
UMPS CARE Charities, the official philanthropy of the Major League Baseball umpires, was founded in 2006 through the compassion of MLB umpires. UMPS CARE provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for America’s youth and families in need.
“Although MLB umpires could not visit kids at @MontefioreNYC, they were there in spirit! Thanks Montefiore Health System staff and our partners at @bmsnews for making moments like these possible!” UMPS CARE said on their Twitter page.
Thank you @MLB @UmpsCare for sharing joy at @MontefiorePeds today with the @buildabear delivery! Even though the umps couldn’t be here in person this year, their generous gifts put smiles on the faces of our youngest patients and their families. ❤ pic.twitter.com/H7NJ51H08X
— Montefiore Health System (@MontefioreNYC) August 11, 2020