The Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy helps veterans find a renewed sense of purpose and belonging through peer to peer support and baseball.

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The first camp, held in June of 2014, trained 14 veterans in Denver, Colorado.  During camp, the students learned the fundamentals of umpiring: from calling balls and strikes, to the mechanics of positioning, and of course, the rules of the game.  At the end of camp, these service members can umpire anywhere baseball is played.  The graduates of the program leave with a new career opportunity, but more importantly, a brotherhood and newly found support system to last a lifetime.

Our Academy Board and staff members are all volunteers, with the majority being veterans themselves or married to a veteran.  Although we have amazing veteran support sponsors, their criteria for support limits what they can provide and how.  It still takes about $20,000 on top of their support to hold our 10-day camp.  We are always looking for sponsors to help us, not just have a successful camp, but the ability to continue to serve these veterans throughout the coming years.

What Your Donation Can Do


This amount could help pay for an an entire meal for one of our training days!  We have 10 of them!!!


This amount could help pay for dinner for ALL the students during one day at the camp!  It can also provide an award for our honor graduate or even recognize our “stand out” motivator!


This amount can pay for one Wounded Warrior’s meals for the entire camp or it can pay for one of our special events we afford our students when they are with us, such as attending a professional baseball game!


This amount is really where the rubber meets the road… Our home run sponsors create possibilities and allow us to be creative in what we can do for these warriors.  With our home run sponsors, we have been able to buy additional equipment for the students outside of the original issue.


We absolutely could not do any of this without these folks!  An amazing category to be in. Our Grand Slam sponsors will receive recognition on on our website Homepage with hyperlinks to theirs.

Thank you to the following people for your amazing support...

Major League Baseball – Rule Books
UmpsCare Charities
Harrisburg Senators
Champro - equipment bags
Diamond - masks
Smitty Officials Apparel - Shirts and Pants
New Balance - Shoes/Swag Bags
Boston Leather
Best Western South - Carlisle, PA

Convene Communities
VFW Riders 6771
VFW Post 6771
VFW Auxiliary
Marine Corps League - Leatherneck Square Detachment
American Legion Post 26
American Legion Auxiliary Post 26
American Legion Riders Post 26
American Legion Post 751
Military Order of the Purple Heart - Capitol Chapter 11

Full Count Training, LLC
East Alabama Endocrinology, PC
American Legion Post 421
American Legion Post 421 Auxiliary
American Legion Post 421 Riders
Carlisle Club Small Games
Appalachian Brewing Company
Powell Family and Friends
Joe and Amy Culver
WWUA Support Battalion Donors