Sale of Umps Care Caps Raises $5,000 for WWUA

Jul 15th, 2022

Sales of UMPS CARE Charities raised $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy! We and supporters were excited about these Limited Edition Stars & Stripes Logo Trucker Caps as evidenced by selling out completely of almost 200 caps In a short time.

100% of proceeds went to Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy alumni and families for travel to MLB games Memorial Day through July 4th.

The caps featured signature baseball heart patriotic logo on front and emblazoned “UMPS CARE Charities” on the side.

For more information on these two great charities we are proud to support, visit and

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President Jim Kirk

Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.


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