D-backs Press Release
Eight-game homestand highlighted by Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead Night and Miguel Montero Growth Chart giveaway
TUES., AUGUST 6 | 6:40 P.M. | TAMPA BAY RAYS
COLD STONE CREAMERY CUP: The D-backs will recognize the 12 finalists vying to be the Ultimate Cold Stone Creamery Crew Member as part of the Cold Stone Creamery Cup, during an on-field pregame ceremony. The finalists will participate in the Creamery Cup Semi-Finals at the Cold Stone Creamery World Headquarters in Scottsdale on the morning of the recognition to determine the six finalists that will move on in the competition. The contest allows crew members to show off their Cold Stone skills for a chance to win an expenses-paid trip and compete against 24 international team members at the Global Creamery Cup which will be held this fall in Tokyo, Japan. Crew members across the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico, submitted a 2-minute video capturing their mixing skills which included speed, method and knowledge, all while showing off their dancing, singing and ice cream throwing skills.
FABRY DISEASE RECOGNITION: The D-backs will recognize Courtnay Midkiff for his cross-country walk to raise funds for Fabry disease during a special pregame ceremony on the field. Midkiff started his journey in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has been hiking across the country with only a sleeping bag and a camping tent. Midkiff suffers from Fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder that consists of a buildup of fat in the body's cells that affects many areas of the body, including the heart and kidney. During Midkiff's journey, he will meet with others affected by the disease and is raising funds for the National Fabry Disease Foundation.
National Anthem: Brooklyn Rydman
WED., AUGUST 7 | 6:40 P.M. | TAMPA BAY RAYS
FOX SPORTS GIRLS SUMMERS CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP: The FOX Sports 1 Fan Express bus will come to Phoenix as part of its two-week 3,800-mile cross country trip that coincides with launch of FOX Sports 1 on Aug. 17. It starts in San Diego this Sunday and ends in Boston on Aug. 17. The summer road trip stop in Phoenix will allow fans to meet FOX Sports Girls from Arizona, San Diego and Los Angeles - and the FOX Sports Mascot "Cleatus" will be on board. Prior to the game, the bus will be parked along 4th Street next to Game Seven Grill and will feature interactive games, free giveaways, photo opportunities and a Cleatus appearance. The girls will be involved in various events inside the stadium during the game as well.
FRI., AUGUST 9 | 6:40 P.M. | NEW YORK METS
WILD WEST THEME POST-GAME FIREWORKS presented by GILA RIVER CASINOS
WILD WEST NIGHT: The D-backs encourage fans to dress in their best Wild West fashions for a fun night filled with country western music. The Rallybacks, Baxter and hosts will also be dressed in a Western theme and dbTV will feature fun Wild West theme player headshots.
PLAY BALL FUND: As a part of the on-going D-backs Give Back charitable efforts, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will recognize Play Ball grant recipients during a special pregame ceremony on the field. Throughout the season, the Play Ball Fund, supported by Chase and Western Refining, will award teams, leagues and organizations $1,000 in grants for equipment, training resources and more. The D-backs will present up to 10 grants per month totaling $10,000.
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY PLAYER, COACH & VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: The D-backs Baseball Academy and Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, with support from Western Refining and Chase, will recognize a Youth Player, Coach and Volunteer of the Month. In addition to the on-field recognition, each winner receives a D-backs jersey, complimentary tickets, batting practice visit and meet and greet with Cody Ross. In addition, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awards a $500 grant to each winner's team or league.
BASEBALL TOMORROW FUND: Each year the Baseball Tomorrow Fund teams up with Major League Baseball Clubs to organize equipment collection drives to support the growth of youth baseball and softball. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Urban Youth Athletic Association (RBI) to be used for the purchase of equipment. The D-backs will recognize the local RBI program and will present the club with the $5,000 check during a pregame ceremony.
STATE FARM PITCH IN AWARD: The D-backs, in conjunction with Valley of the Sun United Way and State Farm, will recognize a local organization for its outstanding contributions to the Phoenix community.
MILLER LITE FRIDAY NIGHTS: D-backs fans can enjoy happy hour drink specials and music with My 103.9 FM from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Miller Lite Diamond Club. For more info, visit www.dbacks.com/happyhour.
National Anthem: OK Corale
Ceremonial First Pitch: Cisco Echeverrria, Guest of Mission Foods
SAT., AUGUST 10 | 5:10 P.M. | NEW YORK METS
GIVEAWAY: Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead courtesy of Audi - 25,000
PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT: The D-backs will give away 25,000 Paul Goldschmidt bobbleheads, including 1,000 gold Paul Goldschmidt bobbleheads at random at the gates, courtesy of Audi. Fans can also purchase four-pack ticket package for a guarantee to receive the Goldschmidt bobblehead. More information can be found at www.dbacks.com/4pack.
HELIOS SCHOLARS: The D-backs will recognize the second class of the team's five year, $1 million investment (40 total scholars) announced last year.
CELIAC AWARENESS NIGHT: D-backs fans with food allergies unite for a night at Chase Field to enjoy gluten-free food items which are available at every D-backs home game at section 107 at the Gluten-Free Cart. A portion of group ticket sales will benefit the Celiac Disease Foundation and can be purchased online at www.dbacks.com/celiac.
MYSTERY BALL: The season's second Mystery Ball will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Fans can purchase grab bags ($40 each) with a 'Mystery Ball' inside signed by a D-backs player, coach or alum. Fans can choose from more than 500 grab bags at Section 131.
BUDWEISER TASTING FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: D-backs season ticket holders (21+) will be able to taste Budwesier beer samples at Game Seven Grill from 1-4 p.m.
CENTURYLINK ALL-STAR TEACHER RECOGNITION: The D-backs will recognize Mark Hanna of Catalina Magnet High School in a special pregame ceremony on the field prior to the game. Hanna was selected to be the CenturyLink All-Star Teacher of the month and will be presented with a $2,000 check to help make improvements to his school. Entries are still being accepted with one educator selected each month. To register, visit www.dbacks.com/allstarteacher.
D-BACKS PARTNER BASEBALL CLINIC: The D-backs will host a special baseball game with representatives from various D-backs partners from 8-11 a.m. The D-backs will outfit the partners in a D-backs uniform.
National Anthem: Sounds of the Southwest
SUN., AUGUST 11 | 1:10 P.M. | NEW YORK METS
GIVEAWAY: Miguel Montero Growth Chart courtesy of Arizona Milk Producers - 5,000 kids
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY SKILLS CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS DAY: All D-backs Academy summer campers competed in the D-backs Skills Challenge and on Sunday, the top 10 scores in each age division will compete prior to the game from 7-9 a.m. at Chase Field.
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY BATTING PRACTICE EXPERIENCE: The D-backs Baseball Academy will host a special post-game batting practice experience on the field open to all kids ages six and up. Parents are also welcomed to participate. For more information and to register, visit www.dbacks.com/academy and click on the Chase Field Experience link.
CENTURYLINK ALL-STAR TEACHER RECOGNITION: The D-backs will recognize Birgit Musheno of Desert Vista High School in a special pregame ceremony on the field prior to the game. Musheno was selected to be the CenturyLink All-Star Teacher of the month and will be presented with a $2,000 check to help make improvements to her school. Entries are still being accepted with one educator selected each month. To register, visit www.dbacks.com/allstarteacher.
ROTARY NIGHT: The D-backs will recognize members from the over 100 Rotary Clubs in Arizona during a special pregame ceremony on the field. The members are a global network of more than 1 million community volunteers whose motto is to Service Above Self. Next year (2014) will mark the 100th anniversary of Rotarians in Arizona.
ST. JOSEPH'S CHECK PRESENTATION: The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will present a $10,000 check to the B.R.A.I.N.S Program (Barrow Resource for Acquired Injury to the Nervous System) at St. Joseph's Hospital to support care and rehabilitative initiatives. Barrow Child Neurologist Dr. Javier Cardenas will be present for the pregame ceremony on the field.
SUNDAY SLUGGERS NO CHEW CREW SHOW presented by DELTA DENTAL: No Chew Crew Show, presented by Delta Dental, is free to children 15 and younger who pledge awareness of the harmful effects of spit tobacco. No Chew Crew members can enjoy a show with Baxter, hosted by Mike and Vanessa along with Bobby Freeman, from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Sandlot. No Chew Crew members receive a free ticket to every Sunday game and a toothbrush, courtesy of Delta Dental, when they pledge awareness of the harmful effects of spit tobacco. No Chew Crew is free to children 15 and younger. To register, visit www.dbacks.com/nochewcrew.com or sign up at the No Chew Crew Headquarters located in the Sandlot.
MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS 50% OFF SUNDAYS: Every Sunday home game, the D-backs offer 50 percent off 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. All-You-Can-Eat tickets are excluded from this offer and can only be redeemed for up to four tickets.
COLD STONE KIDS SUNDAYS: Each Sunday home game, one winner is selected to deliver the lineup card to the umpires with a D-backs coach before the game and deliver Cold Stone Ice Cream to the D-backs' broadcast booths. Winners are selected from applications that can be picked up at a local Cold Stone Creamery location.
SUBWAY KIDS TAKE THE FIELD: Kids ages 7-15 can enter for the chance to "Take the Field" with D-backs players at every Sunday home game prior to the National Anthem. Entry forms are available at Subway.
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA/SANDERSON FORD KIDKASTER: One lucky kid will have the opportunity to work in the Dbacks' booth for a portion of the game and work as the PA announcer during the second inning when the D-backs are up to bat. The KidKaster winner will also get a tour of the FOX Sports Arizona production truck, appear on the pregame show and interview a D-backs player. FOX Sports Arizona will hold auditions in the Sandlot from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday home game each month throughout the season. For more information, visit online at www.kidkaster.com.
National Anthem: Jessica Thomas
MON., AUGUST 12 | 6:40 P.M. | BALTIMORE ORIOLES
A-GAME ALL-STARS: The D-backs will recognize 10 part-time employees for their hard work and dedication to the organization in a pregame ceremony that includes a photo with D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and a D-backs player.
National Anthem: Summer Dawn
Ceremonial First Pitch: Hamilton Espinosa, D-backs Foundation Executive Council
TUES., AUGUST 13 | 6:40 P.M. | BALTIMORE ORIOLES
National Anthem: Holly Kirsten
WED., AUGUST 14 | 12:40 P.M. | BALTIMORE ORIOLES
SENIOR DAY: D-backs fans 55-plus can buy a lower-level ticket starting at just $12. For tickets, visit www.dbacks.com/senior.
MATINEE GAME: Matinee pricing available and includes a discounted ticket plus five free D-bucks. For more info, visit www.dbacks.com/matinee.
WILLIE BLOOMQUIST TO VISIT PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - August 13: Willie and Lisa Bloomquist will visit Phoenix Children's Hospital from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. in the Child Life Zone as part of a community and partnership initiative with AT&T and March of Dimes. The D-backs will provide gift bags and AT&T will bring the Chase Field "AT&T Fan Zone" experience to the hospital so kids can make cheer cards and take photos with the Bloomquists. AT&T encourages fans to make cheer cards at each D-backs home game to provide words of hope and encouragement for families who have kids in the hospital.
D-BACKS SCHOOL CHALLENGE presented by UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX: The D-backs and University of Phoenix will give away $150,000 to benefit schools across Arizona. Thirty schools will be selected and will receive $5,000 to help improve their school. Deadline to apply is Sept. 30. Schools can apply for the grant online at www.dbacks.com/schoolchallenge.
ALL-STAR TEACHER RECOGNITION PROGRAM presented by CENTURYLINK: The D-backs and CenturyLink have partnered this season to develop the All-Star Teachers Recognition Program to recognize outstanding Arizona educators. Fans are invited to submit an essay (500 words or less) about an educator that has made a difference in their life. Five winning educators will be recognized before D-backs games this season and each will receive $2,000 courtesy of CenturyLink. Entries will be accepted now through September 6, with one educator selected each month. To register, visit www.dbacks.com/allstarteacher.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX HOME RUNS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: The Arizona Diamondbacks and University of Phoenix have teamed up to offer fans an opportunity to receive one of three full tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix. Applications will be accepted from now through August 14. Eligible recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of University of Phoenix and D-backs staff, and honored on-field at the Sept. 29 D-backs home game. For more information, including the eligibility requirements and to apply visit www.phoenix.edu/dbacks.
D-BACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY YOUTH CLINICS: D-backs Baseball Academy coaches will host two free clinics for kids at Futures Field located in the Sandlot at each D-backs home game starting one hour before first pitch and at the end of the fourth inning.
D-BACKS SEASON TICKET HOLDER PRIZE VAULT: The D-backs Renewal Prize Vault is back by popular demand. More than 500 randomly selected Season Ticket Holders who renew their 2014 season tickets will win. Prizes include free parking for the 2014 season, suites and autographed memorabilia.
D-BACKS DEALCHICKEN TICKET OFFER - Aug. 6, 12 & 28: D-backs fans can get up to 50 percent off Infield Box or Baseline Reserve tickets to games on Aug. 6, 12 & 28. This offer is also available at www.losdbacks.com/value.
D-BACKS DEALCHICKEN TICKET OFFER - Aug. 9, Sept. 1 & 2: D-backs fans can get up to 50 percent off Infield Box or Infield Reserve tickets to games on Aug. 9 and Sept. 1 & 2. This offer is also available at www.losdbacks.com/value.
SONORAN DOG VALUE PACK (EL PA'QUETELLENES DE LOS DBACKS): The D-backs offer a special package for only $15 that includes one Outfield Reserve ticket, 24-ounce Pepsi, coupon for a free SUBWAY® Restaurants cookie and a Sonoran Dog. Fans can also get the package with a 16 oz. draft beer, instead of a 24-ounce Pepsi, for $19. For more information, visit www.losdbacks.com.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS: D-backs single-game tickets start at $9 on select gamedays and are available online at dbacks.com/tickets, by phone at 602.514.8400 and in person at the Chase Field Ticket Office, Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and on non-gameday Saturdays (9 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SEATS: Located in the Insight Diamond Level, tickets range from $30-$39 and include unlimited hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi products and Aquafina water. For more information, visit www.dbacks.com/ayce.