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.
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 D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children's Hospital with participating partners Smile Generation and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, is the official year-round baseball and fast-pitch softball instruction division of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-backs Baseball Academy offers a variety of camps and clinics throughout the year, teaching thousands of kids to "Learn to Play the D-backs Way!"
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 20th annual Inter-Tribal Tournaments, held in June of 2018, hosted more than 1,170 participants, hailing from six states and representing 27 Native American tribes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks launched a new baseball program for girls built around the learning of baseball with female empowerment, supported by Insight. This will feature instruction and unique opportunities for girls' baseball players. As a part of the program, participants will receive a baseball hat, glove, a t-shirt, a participation award or certificate, invitation to celebration and opportunity to win prizes.