The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate our Latino fans, players and team players throughout the year, and host Hispanic Heritage Day each season. This season marks the 23rd annual celebration with Los D-backs Hispanic Heritage Weekend September 24-26, presented by Michelob Ultra Pure Gold. The team will recognize individuals and community organizations for their advocacy, leadership and service to the Arizona community and celebrate the Hispanic culture with music and entertainment all weekend. On Friday, September 24, enjoy a postgame fireworks show set to Hispanic music presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos. The first 10,000 fans to the game on Saturday, September 25 will take home the Los D-backs Snakehead Cap.
Pete Garcia Los D-backs Hispanic Leadership Award Recipients:
2020 - Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez, AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute
2019 - Cecilia Rosales, UofA, College of Public Health
2018 - José Cárdenas, Arizona State University
2017 - Elisa de la Vara, Arizona Community Foundation
2016 - Terri Cruz, Chicanos Por La Causa
2015 - Tommy Espinoza, La Raza Fund Development
2014 - Ed Pastor, Retired Congressman
2013 - Dr. María Harper-Marinick, Maricopa Community Colleges
2012 - Paul Luna, Helios Education Foundation
2011 - Mary Rose Wilcox, Maricopa County BOS
2010 - Luis Ibarra, Friendly House
2009 - Dr. Louis Olivas, Arizona State University
2008 - Armando Flores, APS
2007 - Pete García, Chicanos Por La Causa/Victoria Foundation
Each season Major League Baseball announces one nominee from each club for the Roberto Clemente Award, an annual recognition of the MLB player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. The 2020 D-backs nominee was Eduardo Escobar.
Past Hispanic Heritage celebrations have included Los D-backs Street Fiestas with live music, authentic food, and a giveaway for fans as they enter the ballpark.
Every game fans can view the custom Los D-backs mural created by local artist, Lalo Cota, located on the Upper Concourse near Section 300.
The D-backs debuted their Nike MLB City Connect series uniforms in June 2021. The jerseys bring forward the Sonoran desert sand from the D-backs’ brand and have “Serpientes” winding across the chest. Serpientes, the Spanish translation of Snakes, was used to pay tribute to the Hispanic culture so prominent in Arizona. The D-backs collaborated with Nike to design the uniforms with the idea of highlighting the team's desert roots, Arizona's Hispanic culture and the bond between the team and its fans. The D-backs will wear the City Connect uniforms for select games during the 2021 season. Learn More
The D-backs have hosted a variety of postgame concert performances including Cristian Castro, Grupo Montéz de Durango, Luis Coronel and La Brissa.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have made charitable contributions totaling more than $70 million to non-profit organizations across Arizona including Youth Baseball and Outreach programs that directly support the Hispanic community.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are proud to have as part of the organization the Los D-backs Ambassadors Council. The Council is comprised of local Hispanic and minority business professionals that work alongside the team to enhance the relationship between the D-backs and the Hispanic Community. The Council includes Juan Batres, Isela Bhakta, Dennis Bonilla, Maria Lourdes Delgado, Hugo Díaz, Jimi Díaz, Todd Ezrailson, José Felipe García, Paola García, Emilio Gaynor, Argie Gómez, Christina González, Curtis Johnson, Ayensa Millán, Ramiro Peña, Mary Rábago and Mary Lou Valenzuela.