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D-backs to host Native American Recognition day this Sunday

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will host Native American Recognition Day, presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, this Sunday, June 3 at Chase Field.
May 31, 2018

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will host Native American Recognition Day, presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, this Sunday, June 3 at Chase Field.   The D-backs will recognize several of Arizona's Tribal Royalty contingent during a pregame ceremony and will have traditional song and dance groups on site

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will host Native American Recognition Day, presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, this Sunday, June 3 at Chase Field.
 
The D-backs will recognize several of Arizona's Tribal Royalty contingent during a pregame ceremony and will have traditional song and dance groups on site that will perform throughout the ballpark and on the field before the game. Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and include Native American drum groups, dancers, vocalists, artisans, educational exhibits and more. Gila River Indian Community Lt. Governor Robert Stone will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, Kahara Hodges will sing the national anthem and color guard will be posted by Ira Hayes American Legion Post #84. In addition, for those who purchase tickets using the promo code NARD at dbacks.com, $2 from each ticket will benefit the Phoenix Indian Center and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona. For more information, visit dbacks.com/nard. 
 
D-backs Inter-Tribal Baseball & Softball Tournament
Starting today, the D-backs will host their 20th annual Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament (May 31-June 3) with games played throughout the Salt River reservation and at ballparks around the Valley. More than 1,170 participants, including 78 teams, have traveled from five states (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Utah and Mississippi) and represent more than 27 tribes and for many this will be the first time leaving their tribal reservation. For more information, visit dbacks.com/intertribal.  
 
The D-backs will recognize the top four teams in each division and pass out trophies to the team MVPs and championship teams during a special pregame recognition this Sunday at Native American Recognition Day. Tournament participants will also partake in a pregame parade around the field.