D-backs Go Gold Night, in partnership with Phoenix Children's Hospital, will feature:
- $100,000 check presentation to the PCH Foundation from the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
- Childhood cancer survivors in gold jerseys will take the field with D-backs players and deliver the lineup card
- Doctors and nurse practitioners will line up along the baselines and hold placards that spell out "Hope Lives Here" during a special pregame ceremony
- 20,000 fans will receive hand-held fans featuring the PCH hand logo in which fans will be asked to hold up at a designated time during the game
- D-backs players will wear Go Gold T-shirts during batting practice and will be available for purchase at D-backs Authentics during the game with proceeds benefitting childhood cancer charities via the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
- D-backs players, coaches and on-field personnel will wear gold ribbon decals and wristbands to further promote awareness for childhood cancer throughout the game
- Fans can tour an information expo in centerfield
- Go Gold T-shirts will be available for a $10 donation at section 132
The D-backs have hosted Go Gold Night for the past three seasons, and due to its success, earlier this month Major League Baseball launched a league-wide effort to raise childhood cancer awareness by dedicating a special "Childhood Cancer Awareness Day" at all MLB ballparks on Sept. 2. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children aged 15 and under in the United States and every year, an estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's game and fans can purchase a special ticket package that includes a D-backs Go Gold T-shirt and a portion from the tickets sold will be donated to charities focusing on fighting childhood cancer. For more information visitdbacks.com/gogold.