Recent additions to the board are James Bowman, Joe Cunningham and Ump-Attire.com President/CEO Jim Kirk.
About the board appointment, Jim said,
"I am a big believer that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Who people are, where they are located, and what profession they are in, all provides unique opportunities to make a difference.
UMPS CARE Charities provides an opportunity for the umpiring profession, a profession that often has a negative persona, to show a positive, human side. I believe it’s the positive side that is closer to reality.
I look forward to supporting that and the inspiration that UMPS Care Charities provides for umpire associations at all levels to become more involved in charities locally."Samuel Dearth, executive director of UMPS CARE Charities said,
"Ump-Attire.com has been, and continues to be, a significant supporter of UMPS CARE Charities youth programs. Jim is often the first person to sponsor charitable fundraising events, promote programs with the umpiring community, and actively participate alongside Major League Baseball umpires in hosting Build-A-Bear Workshops at children's hospitals each year.
Jim's appointment to the UMPS CARE Charities Board of Directors demonstrates his continued commitment to community and MLB Umpires are proud that he will help further the UMPS CARE mission."
For more information about UMPS CARE Charities, visit www.umpscare.com.