The D-backs Give Back 50/50 Raffle, supported by Arizona Lottery, is available at every D-backs home game. Tickets are available from roving sellers in the stands and at raffle kiosks located throughout the Chase Field concourse levels. The charitable half of the jackpot benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to support youth baseball field development and sports outreach across the state of Arizona.
Programs & Initiatives
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey Program in the Spring of 2014 in response to the financial crisis that many Arizona little leagues were facing. Providing at-risk leagues with high-quality jerseys and caps, the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey Program has significantly offset diminishing resources and allowed participating leagues to reallocate funds toward equipment, registration fees and facility improvements. In partnership with Fry's Food Stores, Tide, and Steward Health, the program includes 111 leagues across Arizona with more than 65,000 participating youth baseball and softball players.
Since 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has built or refurbished 41 youth baseball and softball fields across Arizona as part of the "Diamonds Back" Field Building Program representing a charitable investment of more than $10 million. In partnership with APS and a charitable gift from individual players, the program has allowed children from across the state to play baseball and softball at quality facilities. The fields generally feature new lights, an electronic scoreboard, new fencing and backstops, new irrigation and new grass and dirt.
Each year, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards deserving non-profit organizations with Program Grants and Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Awards. All 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in Arizona are welcome to apply for funding.
Each spring, the Arizona Diamondbacks host the D-backs Race Against Cancer presented by the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital. The 5k race and 1 mile Family Fun Walk begins and ends at Chase Field. All event proceeds support Arizona non-profits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer.
For just $25 per year, you can display your enthusiasm everywhere you go! $17 from each plate benefits the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. To date over $1 million from D-backs license plates has been donated to education initiatives across Arizona.
In 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation partnered with the University of Phoenix to launch the D-backs School Challenge, a statewide grant program that challenged public, private and charter schools to "make their best pitch" for a $5,000 grant. The charitable grants have helped schools from across the state with innovative programs such as vocational activities for special education students, digital sculpting for animation art classes, community gardens, after school fitness classes and much more. Through the School Challenge program, the D-backs have provided more than 200 schools with grants for an overall monetary commitment of more than $950,000 since the program launched in 2012.