ST. LOUIS — Major League Baseball umpires, are in town for the St. Louis Cardinals’ series against the Atlanta Braves. They took time out to visit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and deliver 100 Build-A-Bear Workshop® furry friends, complete with outfits, to young patients undergoing treatment.

Since 2006, Major League Baseball umpires have been donating Build-A-Bear Workshop experiences to children coping with serious illnesses and injuries.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a little dose of happiness to these kids and their families,” said UMPS CARE Charities Executive Director Jennifer Skolochenko-Platt in a press release. “The Major League Baseball umpires are grateful and humbled to support these families as they navigate difficult challenges.”

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Volunteers from the Arby’s Foundation took time to prepare goody bags for the young patients, while other volunteers joined UMPS CARE to assist during the visit.

UMPS CARE Charities would like to thank the Arby’s Foundation, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Umpire Association, and donors for their financial and volunteer support for this event.