The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation are devoted to youth sports across Arizona. During the 2018 season, the D-backs Give Back PLAY BALL Fund, supported by Chase, will support the outstanding efforts of Arizona's dedicated parents, mentors and coaches to expand the game of baseball and softball by donating $60,000 to youth sports leagues. Our goal is to ensure that every child who has a desire to learn and play the D-backs way -- has that opportunity.
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 improvement upgrades. We are not able to support travel expenses with the Play Ball Fund. In 500 words or less, make your best pitch for a $1,000 grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Tell us how the funds can help your team or league. Each month during the D-backs regular season, up to 10 applications will be selected for a charitable grant.
Only one grant per organization/team per year. Applicant may re-apply each month if not selected. Applicant must be applying on behalf of a registered organization with a 501c3, school, municipality, or league affiliation in Arizona. Priority will be given to baseball and softball programs but other sports will be considered. Applicant must be 18 years or older and have a direct affiliation to the organization or team being nominated.
If the applicant is not a coach or administrator of the organization, the team or organization contact should be notified and a team/organization contact will be required.
The Play Ball Fund application period will open on March 1, 2018 and will close at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time on August 31, 2018.