Diamondbacks receive 2016 Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award

Arizona becomes first MLB club to receive award for hosting the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit in March

The Arizona Diamondbacks were recognized as one of the recipients of the 2016 Jackie Robinson "Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner" (MVDBP) Awards during a special pregame ceremony over the weekend. The MVDBP Awards are given on an annual basis, in recognition of Jackie Robinson Day, to minority-owned, women-owned and other diverse-owned businesses and organizations whose work reflects the character and commitment to the excellence of Jackie Robinson's legacy.  

The Arizona Diamondbacks were named the first MLB club to receive the Award after successfully hosting the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit. The Summit hosted more than 1,000 job-seekers, entrepreneurs and small business owners who connected directly with decision-makers of employment and business opportunities from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League Baseball Clubs and MLB's Central Office in New York City. The 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit featured event-wide networking, exhibit floor access, workshops, executive roundtable discussions and a special conversation with the Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr.
 
For more information on the Diverse Business Partners Program or to register as a potential supplier to MLB, please visit mlb.mlb.com/DBP.
 
About MLB Diverse Business Partners
The Diverse Business Partners program is the leading, economically-driven business initiative designed to cultivate new and existing partnerships with minority-owned and female-owned businesses by increasing opportunities for them to participate in the procurement activities of MLB. MLB has spent more than $1 billion with diverse businesses since the program was created.