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12/5/2013 3:52 P.M. ET

D-backs to celebrate holidays with series of community events in December

PHOENIX - In the spirit of the holidays, the D-backs have announced a series of community events throughout December.

Miguel Montero Autograph Signing
Saturday, Dec. 7
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall - Located in the lower level of the Barney's wing
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Montero will sign autographs for fans and D-backs mascot, Baxter, will provide entertainment for fans.

Homeward Bound Shopping Spree
Wednesday, Dec. 11
5:00PM - 8:00PM
SuperTarget - Christown Spectrum Mall
5175 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015

D-backs employees will join more than 25 Homeward Bound children ages 10-18 to shop for gifts for their parents and siblings as well as supplies for school or a warm outfit.

Baxter Rappel at Over the Edge for Special Olympics
Friday, Dec. 13
CityScape Phoenix
1 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

D-backs mascot, Baxter, will rappel over the edge of a building at CityScape in support of the Special Olympics. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation donated $1,000 for Baxter to entertain fans through the experience which will support two athletes for an entire year at Special Olympics.  

D-backs Holiday Party at Boys & Girls Club
Monday, Dec. 16
MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Boys & Girls Club
548 W. Southern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85041

D-backs broadcast personalities and employees will be making this holiday season extra special for the students at the MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Boys & Girls Club. The evening will consist of games, toys, crafts and fun.

D-backs 16th Annual Winter Classic, presented by University of Phoenix
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

D-backs players and coaches will join D-backs Managing Partner Ken Kendrick and D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and interact with more than 650 children at the team's 16th annual Winter Classic Holiday Party, presented by University of Phoenix, starting at 1:00PM Each child will board Assistance League of Phoenix Operation School Bell: Delivering Dreams Bus that will be parked on the field to receive numerous gifts including a brand new pair of shoes, a polo shirt, khaki pants, sweatshirt and backpack compliments of the D-backs. The gift bags will also include two new books from University of Phoenix. More than 150 employees from University of Phoenix and the D-backs will also assist the kids in their experience. There will also be a Phoenix Herpetological Society Petting Zoo and a Fitness Zone for the kids to enjoy. 

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