In the interview, Mark mentions a fund raising campaign for the charity Umps Care in honor of a colleague who passed away last year, Eric Cooper. If you would like to donate, please click below.

Umpires Care | Umpires Enriching the Lives of At-Risk Youth

Through our 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. Umpires make baseball magic on baseball fields across the country and give children reason to cheer by bringing Build-A-Bear® Workshop experiences to them while they are undergoing rigorous medical treatment at hospitals.