The UMPS CARE mission puts into action our established creed, “Helping People is an Easy Call”. Through youth-based programs, professional umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth, children coping with serious illness and military families by providing memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, baseball experiences. The Pedro Gomez Foundation will support UMPS CARE's newest initiative, the Official Leadership Program, which teaches sportsmanship, leadership and mentorship through the lens of baseball. UMPS CARE also provides on-the-field umpire mechanics lessons to these teens from underserved communities.
The 6-week Official Leadership Program began in 2021 in Houston, Philly, Harlem and Washington D.C. With the help of the PGF, UMPS CARE will expand this program to Phoenix, AZ.