The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation are devoted to youth sports across Arizona. During the 2019 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 up to $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. Up to 10 applications will be selected for a charitable grant in each of the following months: April, May, June, July, August and September.
Only one grant per organization/team per year. Applicant must be applying on behalf of an Arizona youth baseball/softball team, league, or organization that is a registered 501c3, school, municipality, or other nonprofit to which applicant is directly affiliated. Applicant must be a legal resident of Arizona at least 18 years old. Priority will be given to baseball and softball programs, but other sports will be considered.
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 18, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. MST and will close at 11:59 p.m. MST on August 31, 2019.
The application for 2019 funding is closed. Please check back for more details.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Enter by August 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Up to sixty (60) Nominee Awards will be awarded. Up to sixty (60) Nominator Prizes will be awarded. Open to legal residents of Arizona who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address/household per Entry Period. Void outside Arizona and where prohibited. See Official Rules, which govern, for complete details. Sponsor: Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, Inc.