PHOENIX - After reaching their goal of raising $100,000 for the Yarnell Hill Fire victims in just four days, the Arizona Diamondbacks decided Friday to shoot for another $100,000, according to a news release.
“The generosity of our fans over the past four days has been truly inspirational,” D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall said. “Our fans keep asking how they can help the families of Yarnell and Prescott, and we thought it was only appropriate given our social responsibility to the community to continue to match their contributions for another $100,000.”
The baseball team is encouraging fans to donate online through July 14 to reach their new goal. Like before, each donation will be matched by the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundations (up to $100,000). Those who donate $19 or more will be entered to win a team-signed white jersey with the name "Yarnell" and No. 19.
The Diamondbacks will hold a special pregame ceremony before tonight's game at 6 p.m. to honor the 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots. It is just one of the many tributes the D-backs have planned for the season.
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