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1/17/2014 1:50 P.M. ET

D-backs Award 13 Families With Full Season Tickets As Part Of The 2014 Michael Wogan D-backs Season Ticket Scholarship Program

The D-backs have donated more than $613,000 worth of full season tickets to families in need since 2008

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they have awarded 45 lower-level full season tickets to 13 families as part of the 2014 Michael Wogan D-backs Season Ticket Scholarship program that provides tickets for fans experiencing financial hardships.

Since 2008, the D-backs have provided families with more than 340 full season tickets for a value of more than $613,000. The D-backs have provided an addition 1,691 tickets to 54 families ranging from one game to half-season tickets in 2014. Families were asked to submit an application via dbacks.com telling their story. Several families who have previously received scholarships in the past have since improved their financial situations and have purchased their own tickets to attend D-backs games at Chase Field.

The Michael Wogan D-backs Season Ticket Scholarship program, which was created in 2008 as the first-of-its-kind in all of sports, awards fans experiencing financial hardships lower-level season tickets to attend D-backs games at Chase Field and also provides parking passes and food concession coupons to some families experiencing additional hardships. In 2011, the D-backs announced that the Season Ticket scholarship program would honor the legacy of Wogan, a past recipient of the scholarship, who lost his life in the Reno air show tragedy on Sept. 16, 2011. To date, the D-backs have provided more than 40,000 tickets to 437 families to attend D-backs games with a value of more than $897,000.  

For more information, please visit dbacks.com/stscholarship.

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