D-backs Press Release
D-backs homestand highlighted by Fourth of July Military Appreciation Night
7-Game Homestand Features Fourth of July T-shirt, Lucha Libre Mask and Soccer Ball Giveaways
HOMESTAND TICKET PROMOTIONS AND INFORMATION
D-backs Baseball Academy Camp at Chase Field– July 5-7: The D-backs’ Baseball Academy will host a special youth camp at Chase Field July 5-7 from 8-11 a.m. that will feature a visit from a current D-backs player, behind-the-scenes tour and a special batting practice viewing. Registration is $350 and includes a D-backs T-shirt, cap and ticket to a D-backs home game. For more information, visit www.dbacks.com/academy.
Lucha Libre Tickets: The D-backs and Univision 33 are offering a special $12 ticket deal for Infield Reserve ($22 regular price) for July 7 in honor of the Lucha Libre Mask giveaway. For more information, visit www.dbacks.com/univision or www.losdbacks.com/univision.
July 2-4 Series sponsored by Ram Trucks: The July 2-4 D-backs series against the San Diego Padres is sponsored by D-backs partner Ram Trucks.
Single-Game Tickets: D-backs single-game tickets start at just $8 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 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on non-gameday Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
D-backs Pepsi Max Value Pack: The $19 package includes one bleacher or Infield Reserve ticket, one hot dog, 24-ounce Pepsi and a coupon for a free 20-ounce Pepsi Max.
All-You-Can-Eat Seats: Located in the Insight Diamond Level, tickets range from $29-$40 and include unlimited hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi products and Aquafina water.
MON., JULY 2 | 6:40 P.M. | SAN DIEGO PADRES
National Anthem: Julia Thomson
First Pitch: Ram Trucks President & CEO Fred Diaz
TUE., JULY 3 | 6:40 P.M. | SAN DIEGO PADRES
TAKE ME OUT TUESDAYS WITH DAVE PRATT LIVE: D-backs fans can watch the game with radio personality Dave Pratt at every Tuesday game in section 132 for just $25 (discounted from $34-37). For more info, visit www.dbacks.com/davepratt and use PRATT to receive the discount.
National Anthem: Jordan Rydman
First Pitch: Vee Quiva Director of Slots Jaime Martinez
WED., JULY 4 | 6:40 P.M. | SAN DIEGO PADRES
PATRIOTIC POST-GAME FIREWORKS presented by GILA RIVER CASINOS
GIVEAWAY: D-backs Fourth of July T-shirts courtesy of Ram Trucks - 20,000 fans
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: The D-backs will honor all active, reserve and retired military members and their families, as well as D-backs employees who have served, in a special pregame ceremony on the field featuring members from all five branches of the military. Activities include:
-First pitch thrown by a representative from each of the five branches, including Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines and Army
-Twenty-five families representing each branch of the military will line the bases to be recognized
-Twenty veterans from prior eras will be recognized on the field prior to the game
-The national anthem will be sung by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mark C. Head, Arizona Army National Guard
-The color guard will include members from each branch of the military
-Nearly 50 people will take their oath of enlistment to each branch of the military on the field prior to the game
-D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will greet military members being recognized on the field
BLUE STAR MOMS: The D-backs and Blue Star Moms will present three military families with the American flag to honor their lost loved ones in a special pregame ceremony on the field prior to the game.
CHASE HOUSE AWARD: Chase will give away three houses to military families throughout the summer and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will provide items of need. The D-backs will present Purple Heart recipient Michael Proscia with a key to his new house, courtesy of Chase and the D-backs, on the field prior to the game.
TAILGATE GAMES WITH JOHNJAY AND RICH: Join the D-backs along with Johnjay and Rich from 104.7 KISS-FM as they host the Tailgate Games starting at 5 p.m. in the upper level at Chase Field. Compete in old favorites like cornhole, Bimini Rings, ring toss and more for your chance to win prizes like game tickets and autographed memorabilia. Tickets for the special Johnjay & Rich section (Outfield Reserve, section 301) are just $10.47 and can be purchased at www.dbacks.com/johnjayandrich.
“PASTIME FOR PATRIOTS” MYSTERY BALL: The D-backs will host Mystery Ball that will benefit D-backs pitcher Brad Ziegler’s charity “Pastime for Patriots.” Fans can purchase grab bags ($50 each) with a ‘Mystery Ball’ inside of the package signed by an MLB player or potentially a Hall of Famer. Fans can choose from more than 800 grab bags. In addition, fans can purchase raffle tickets to win an autographed Ken Griffey, Jr. jersey. Raffle tickets are $5 each, six for $25 or 15 for $50 and can be purchased at the Mystery Ball table.
SEATS FOR SOLDIERS: The D-backs, Chase and D-backs pitcher Brad Ziegler have teamed up to donate more than 1,200 tickets to military families to enjoy the game. Throughout the season, individuals and businesses can help send military families to select D-backs games (May 27, July 4, Sept. 11) by purchasing lower level tickets that are donated to military service members and their families. Seats for Soldiers packages range from $100-$7,500 and include special incentives based off sponsorship package.
THURS., JULY 5 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS
National Anthem: Kami Ferguson
First Pitch: Lori McClelland
FRI., JULY 6 | 6:40 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS
MILLER LITE FRIDAY NIGHTS: D-backs fans can enjoy happy hour drink specials and music courtesy of 101.5 JAMZ with Lady La from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Miller Lite Diamond Club. For more info, visit www.dbacks.com/happyhour.
MAJESTIC ALL-STAR SEND OFF: The D-backs and Majestic Athletic will present the player that will represent the D-backs at the 2012 All-Star Game with a personalized Majestic All-Star Batting Practice Jersey prior to the game. In addition, the Team Shop will have Majestic All-Star jerseys as well as batting practice caps available for purchase.
LIFEGUARD APPRECIATION: The D-backs will recognize several Phoenix-area lifeguards during a special pregame ceremony on the field.
National Anthem: Erica Cardenas
SAT., JULY 7 | 7:10 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS
GIVEAWAY: D-backs Lucha Libre Mask courtesy of Univision 33 - 15,000 fans
RECOGNIZE SUNNYSLOPE BASEBALL TEAM: 2012 Division II Champion Sunnyslope High School baseball team will be recognized on the field before the game for their accomplishment.
National Anthem: Rodney Glassman
SUN., JULY 8 | 1:10 P.M. | LOS ANGELES DODGERS
GIVEAWAY: D-backs Soccer Ball courtesy of Smile Generation - 5,000 kids
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.
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.
CHEVY “PLAY BALL” KID: Phoenix-area Little League teams will be recognized on the field before the game and one lucky team member will get to say “Play Ball” at the start of the game. Fans can register at a local Chevy dealer.
KIDS RUN THE BASES presented by NYS: Kids ages 15 and younger are invited to run the bases after the game and can line up at section 110 immediately following the game.
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.
NO CHEW CREW presented by DELTA DENTAL: No Chew Crew members receive a free ticket to every Sunday game, 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.
National Anthem: Callie Young
First Pitch: Dr. Ian Young from Smile Generation
D-BACKS ELITE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP-July 2-3: The D-backs’ Baseball Academy will host a special camp for youth ages 13-18 that will focus on taking players to the next level through professional instruction. The two-day camp includes four-hour sessions with specific positional play and video analysis. Registration is $250 and will take place at the state-of-the-art facilities located at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. For the full schedule and to register, visit www.dbacks.com/academy.
GOLDSCHMIDT VISIT - July 2: D-backs infielder Paul Goldschmidt will host seven teenagers from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital that are in need of heart transplants. Goldschmidt will meet with the kids during batting practice starting at 4 p.m.
CY’S YOUNGINS – July 7: Chris Young will host kids from the Boys & Girls Club at 5:20 p.m. on the field. Young will invite kids from various branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix at a D-backs game during each homestand through August. Young will donate the tickets and provide $10 in D-bucks for each kid to be used on food and beverage options at Chase Field.
TEAM SAUNDO – July 8: D-backs starting pitcher Joe Saunders and his wife Shanel will host 20 kids from Opportunity Through Baseball for a pregame meet and greet on the field. The Saunders will provide the tickets and $10 in D-bucks plus a Team Saundo T-shirt for each of the kids.
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 7, with one Educator selected each month. To register, visit www.dbacks.com/allstarteacher.
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.