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D-backs announce 22 winning schools in $100,000 school challenge, presented by University of Phoenix

School Challenge has granted more than $1 million to Arizona schools since 2012
January 8, 2020

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced today the 22 winning schools in the “D-backs $100,000 School Challenge,” presented by University of Phoenix. With more than 300 submissions from Arizona schools, the winning grants come from all around the state and will fund projects ranging in need from school improvements

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced today the 22 winning schools in the “D-backs $100,000 School Challenge,” presented by University of Phoenix. With more than 300 submissions from Arizona schools, the winning grants come from all around the state and will fund projects ranging in need from school improvements to innovative educational programs. Through the School Challenge program, the D-backs have provided more than 220 schools with grants for an overall monetary commitment of more than $1 million since the program launched in 2012.

Winning schools will use the grant money to satisfy an array of needs, ranging from a shower facility for homeless students to a student podcast and an agriculture education program to a coding class for elementary school kids. Each winning school will be honored and receive a check on the field at a 2020 D-backs game at Chase Field. The D-backs will donate more than 450 tickets for students, parents, teachers and staff from each school to attend the D-backs’ game in which their school will be honored.

All public, private and nonprofit charter schools, Grades K-12 were eligible and the winning schools sought to bring in funds to assist in one of four categories: educational programs, innovation and technology, nutrition and fitness and school/campus improvements. The winning schools were:

The $100,000 School Challenge is part of the organization’s overall charitable efforts and this year the team and its charitable arm, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, surpassed $65 million in combined donations since their inception in 1998.