Fredbird, MLB umpires pay a visit to kids in St. Louis Children's Hospital.
St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Fredbird and MLB umpires assigned to work the July 24 Cardinals-Dodgers game visited kids coping with serious illnesses at St. Louis Children's Hospital Tuesday morning.
While Fredbird supplied his customary high-fives and "beakings" the umpires brought Build-A-Bear stuffed animals for the kids.
The visit was made possible by UMPS CARE Charities, a non-profit organization founded by MLB Umpires in 2006. The program is designed to help children dealing with profound illness and reach out to at-risk youths.
Since the program began, MLB Umpires have hosted 70 events at children's hospitals.