July 15th, 2021
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will host Native American Recognition Day, presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, on this Sunday, July 18 at Chase Field prior to the game against the Chicago Cubs. The event will recognize the Native American communities within the Greater Phoenix area with cultural and educational displays and exhibits.
Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include pregame ceremonies on the field before continuing during the game in the Raising Cane’s Sandlot, La Terraza and 3rd Base Lounge. More than 1,000 young fans will be in attendance from various tribes around the state. The team also recognizes several of Arizona’s Tribal Royalty Contingent and the ceremonial first pitch, National Anthem and color guard display are all performed by members of the Native American community.
The annual Inter-tribal Youth Baseball & Softball tournament supported by Resolution Copper, which took place for 21 consecutive years prior to the pandemic, will be replaced temporarily this year by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation’s Community Caravan, which will travel to Gila River Indian Community, Navajo Nation, Colorado River Indian Tribe, White Mountain Apache Nation and the Pasqui Yaqui Tribe to offer baseball clinics and donations of youth baseball and softball equipment for each community.
Tickets for Native American Recognition Day are available at dbacks.com/tickets.
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