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 Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the program includes 120 leagues across Arizona with more than 55,000 participating youth baseball and softball players.
In partnership with the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey Program, select participating leagues across Arizona will receive free community outreach skills clinics led by the D-backs Baseball & Softball Development Outreach Coaches.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance and Steward Health, are proud to recognize coaches and student athletes that exemplify positivity, winning, leadership, sportsmanship, fair play, healthy living, respect and integrity. Tell us why a coach or student athlete that you know fits this description and they might win a chance to take part in a special D-backs Game Changers pregame recognition before a D-backs home game!
In 2019, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched the immersive “D-backs Girls Play Ball” program, a free baseball outreach initiative for girls that promotes empowering girls and young women to get involved in the sport of baseball. As a part of the program, participants will receive a baseball hat, glove, t-shirt, a participation award or certificate, invitation to celebration and opportunity to win prizes.
Since 2000, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has built or refurbished 43 youth baseball and softball fields across Arizona as part of the Mike Kennedy "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.
The D-backs Give Back PLAY BALL fund supported by Chase supports the outstanding efforts of Arizona's dedicated coaches and mentors to expand the game of baseball and softball and inspire Arizona's kids to PLAY BALL. Each month during the Major League Baseball season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation together with Chase will award up to ten $1,000 grants to Arizona based youth sports teams. Any Arizona youth team, league or organization can apply for funds to support player equipment, training for youth players or coaches, assistance with fees and expenses or facility improvements.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Chase joined forces to help revitalize struggling high school baseball and softball programs in Arizona. The "Chase Your Dreams" program provides financial support, equipment and supplies, facility improvements and field maintenance training to local high school baseball and softball programs.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to be the only Major League Baseball team to host a youth baseball and softball tournament for Native American youth. The annual event typically draws over 1,000 Native American athletes from across the United States.
D-backs RBI is a free youth outreach program, supported by Nike, for children ages five through 12 in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs across Metro Phoenix. It is designed to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement and teach the value of teamwork.