The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is devoted to youth sports across Arizona and we are committed to helping baseball and softball leagues bounce back after the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2021 season, the D-backs Give Back Play Ball Fund, supported by Chase, will support the outstanding efforts of Arizona's dedicated parents, mentors and coaches to expand the game of baseball and softball by donating $60,000 to youth sports leagues.
Any Arizona youth team, league, or organization can apply for up to $1,000 to support player equipment, training for youth players or coaches, assistance with player fees or facility improvement upgrades. We are not able to support travel expenses or tournament fees with the Play Ball Fund. Up to ten (10) organizations will be selected to receive funding in each of the following months in 2021: April, May, June, July, August and September.
Only one grant per organization/team per year. Applicant may re-apply each month if not selected. Applicant must be applying on behalf of a registered organization with a 501(c)3, school, municipality, or league affiliation in Arizona. Priority will be given to baseball and softball programs but other sports will be considered. Applicant must be 18 years or older and have a direct affiliation to the organization or team being nominated.
If the applicant is not a coach or administrator of the organization, the team or organization contact should be notified and a team/organization contact will be required.
The Play Ball Fund application period will open on March 1, 2021 and will close at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time on August 31, 2021.