For Immediate Release
14th Annual D-Backs Jam set for Wednesday
Nearly 2000 students to attend Diamondbacks – Phillies game
Nearly 2,000 students from local schools will attend the ballgame at Chase Field Wednesday as part of the 14th annual Diamondbacks Jam. This year, the D-backs play the perennially powerful Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field in an event sponsored by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
The students earn their free trip to the ballgame for volunteering at least six hours of community service. This year, some 1980 fifth and sixth graders from Phoenix Elementary, Roosevelt, Isaac and Superior School Districts participated, as well as students attending Academia del Pueblo, a charter school at Friendly House, near Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.
"This event encourages fifth and sixth grade students who live in the shadow of the ballpark to come and visit their neighbor, the D-backs," commented Wilcox. "The young people do six hours of community service work to gain a ticket to the game and a special walk around the D-back track."