Let's talk baseball! Oh how I miss it! In the spirit of the holidays, the D-backs have announced a series of community events that will take place beginning today through next week.

Homeward Bound Shopping Spree

Today, Dec. 6
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Target Arcadia Crossing
4515 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

D-backs employees will join more than 30 Homeward Bound children ages 13-18 to shop for gifts for their parents and siblings as well as supplies for school or a warm outfit. The employees will be paired one-on-one with teens in Homeward Bound’s transitional housing program and will be given $250 to shop for needed items and to make the holiday season a little brighter.

D-backs Holiday Party at Boys & Girls Club

Monday, Dec. 11
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Boys & Girls Club
548 W. Southern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85041

Baxter, Bobby Freeman and D-backs staff will make this holiday season extra special for nearly 300 kids and their families at the MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Boys & Girls Club. The evening will consist of games, gifts, crafts and food courtesy of Streets of New York.

D-backs 20th Annual Winter Classic, presented by University of Phoenix

Thursday, Dec. 14
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

D-backs players and coaches will join D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and will interact with nearly 600 children at the team’s 20th annual Winter Classic Holiday Party, presented by University of Phoenix. Each child will receive numerous gifts including a D-backs sweatshirt, backpack, new shoes and a couple of books, compliments of the D-backs and University of Phoenix. The kids will also be treated to unique Chase Field experiences such as photos with Santa, Phoenix Symphony Instrument “Petting Zoo,” Phoenix Herpetological Society Petting Zoo, Fitness Zone with D-backs trainers, D-backs Science of Baseball zone, Wiffle ball and run the bases, dance time with Bobby Freeman, interactive showcase from Dino Crew Entertainment, University of Phoenix Reading Center, Holiday craft station, lunch provided by Ike’s Love & Sandwiches and D-backs inflatables and games.