Break a Bat, Plant a Tree is a partnership between the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and the Arizona Lottery. An important sustainability initiative for "D-backs Give Back", Break a Bat, Plant a Tree will provide desert-adapted shade trees in area parks.
Each time a D-backs pitcher breaks a bat of an opposing player during the 2015 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Arizona Lottery will make a charitable contribution to provide shade trees in city parks in Phoenix and surrounding communities.
Total broken bats in 2015: 274
Total bats broken in 2014 were 210 resulting in over 100 shade trees being planted in city parks in Phoenix and surrounding communities.