Diamondbacks raise $700K in Yarnell Hill Fire relief efforts

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they raised more than $700,000 to help in relief efforts after the Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters on June 30.

The $705,395 was raised through various forms of fundraising, including raffles, auctions, and direct donations.

Money raised in the last couple weeks will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona, American Red Cross, Prescott Firefighters Charities and other charities involved in rebuilding.

In a news release, the D-backs said $177,031 from the 50/50 Raffle will go to charities.

More than 5,000 D-backs fans also donated a total of $252,364 online. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation added $200,000 with a matching grant.

Fans will also be able to buy T-shirt replicas of the black "Arizona" tribute jerseys for $28 at the Chase Field Team Shop starting at the next homestand.

The team said 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the same charities to help with Yarnell Hill Fire relief.

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