The Arizona Diamondbacks made some kids feel really special on Saturday. As part of the team’s Give Back Jersey Program, players from the D’backs were on hand for an Ahwatukee Little League game that took place at Salt River Fields. Steve Gilbert has the full report which you can view by clicking here.
The Give Back Jersey Program was begun earlier this year and is one of the many charitable ventures that the team has launched in an effort to improve and participate in the community. Their efforts has led donating uniforms and caps to over 22,000 Little League players and coaches and a $500,000 contribution to the program. The money goes toward lowering signup fees for players and to improve to improve fields around the area. This is just another example as to why the Diamondback organization is so well-regarded in the Phoenix area. President Derrick Hall wants the team’s players to understand that they are more than just baseball players. He stresses the need for those who have more can do great things for people who have less.
As for the kids who played who took the field with the players, who pumped do think some of them were to be rung up by Cody Ross? How about the kid who threw a heater to A.J. Pollock? Those Little Leaguers had an experience that they will never forget.