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Fredbird, MLB umpires visit kids in St. Louis Children's Hospital

12:33 PM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
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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.

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