Established in 1997, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas of need: homelessness, indigent healthcare and children's programs of all types, including education and youth baseball field development. In addition, the Foundation has created strategic programs that address the needs of our community including veterans, police, teachers, and firefighters - just to name a few. To date, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation have made charitable contributions totaling more than $45 million to non-profit organizations from across Arizona.
Each Veteran's Day weekend, the Arizona Diamondbacks host the annual D-backs Celebrity Golf - A Salute to Veterans presented by Sanderson Ford. Since the tournament's inaugural event in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has donated more than $650,000 to non-profit organizations and programs that embrace and improve the lives of our Military heroes. Watch 2016 Golf Classic highlights »
Each year, the Arizona Diamondbacks are honored to host Military Appreciation Day at Chase Field to honor the service and sacrifice of our military heroes and veterans. In 2015, the D-backs hosted Military Appreciated Day on July 5. The day included discounted tickets for all military active duty, reserve, retired and veterans, a special Diamond Days experience for 1,200 guests from Arizona military bases, and a pregame recognition dedicated to local, military-focused organizations that benefitted from the D-backs Celebrity Golf Classic.
Every Sunday home game, the D-backs and GEICO will offer 50 percent off on up to four single-game ticket prices for all military active duty, reserve, retired and veterans, as well as active or retired fire and police personnel with valid ID. Visit dbacks.com/military to purchase tickets.
To thank our veterans for their service to our country, Arizona Diamondbacks players visit regularly with patients at the VA Hospital Community Living Center. D-backs players take photos with and sign autographs for the patients as they thank them for their sacrifice and service.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are honored to support the USO. The USO provides programs and services to United States troops and their families. The mission is to lift the spirits of our troops and their families by providing outreach programs and services to military communities. An ardent supporter of the U.S. Military, Randy Johnson is especially passionate about the USO. Johnson has taken several international trips with the USO to visit with troops. Since his first USO tour in 2010, Randy has participated in 40 USO events and has been on 7 USO tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, South Korea, and Cuba. To learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org/
With the support of Fry's, 200 lower level tickets were distributed to service members and their families for six 2015 season games. Service members and their families were provided transportation via charter buses by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The USO guests all received special t-shirts and were acknowledged on the dbTV during each game.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to partner with and give back to a variety of military-focused organizations and initiatives that work tirelessly to honor and support our military heroes. Funds raised by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation benefit a variety of local, military organizations.
Founded in May 2007, the Folds of Honor Foundation provides educational assistance and scholarships to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America. To learn more about Folds of Honor, visit them at https://www.foldsofhonor.org/
Soldier's Best Friend provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others. To learn more about Soldier's Best Friend, visit them at https://soldiersbestfriend.org/
Military Assistance Mission provides financial and morale aid to Arizona active duty military, their families, and wounded warriors regardless of overseas deployment status. To learn more about MAM, visit them at http://www.azmam.org/
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that was created solely to honor America's WWII veterans. Honor Flight transports our military heroes to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. To learn more about Honor Flight, visit them at http://www.honorflightaz.org/
The Wounded Warrior Project was created to honor and empower all Wounded Warriors by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members and to help injured service members aid and assist each other. The mission is to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit them at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
The mission of Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is to engage community partners and volunteers in the revitalization of neighborhoods. Through home repair, modifications and improvements, Rebuilding Together provides needy low-income senior, veteran and disabled individuals with a safer, more independent and comfortable life. To learn more about Rebuilding Together, visit them at http://www.rebuildingtogetherphx.org/
Formerly known as Madison Street Veterans Association, the MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Airforce) House is a peer-support organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans. Mana House helps support veterans rebuilding their lives by providing support from their staff and partners. To learn more about Mana House, visit them at https://www.manahouseaz.org/
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Founded in 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 35,000 scholarships since that time. To learn more about the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, visit them at https://www.mcsf.org/
Packages From Home's mission is to send care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes who are stationed in active duty theaters around the world, as well as to facilitate activities that elevate morale of all veterans. To learn more about Packages from Home, visit them at http://www.packagesfromhome.org/
Central Arizona Shelter Services' mission is to empower men, women and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. The programs empower clients to not only end their homelessness but to rebuild their lives. To learn more about Central Arizona Shelter Services, visit them at http://www.cassaz.org/
Crosier Cross Ministries help people find hope in suffering and joy from struggle. In April 2015, the Crosiers launched CrossWalk, a unique program that serves as a spiritual resource for veterans seeking healing from combat stress during military service. To learn more about Crosier Cross Ministries, visit them at https://www.crosier.org/index.php/en/