PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks received the Outstanding Organization Award today at the 18th annual DREAMR Awards luncheon at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. The luncheon recognizes downtown Phoenix’s most significant people and places.
“We are very grateful to the Downtown Phoenix Partnership for this honor and for recognizing the tremendous effort of everyone in the D-backs organization this past season,” said Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall. “It was a truly memorable year from start to finish and we are all looking forward to another exciting season that is just around the corner.”
The D-backs earned the award following a season in which the organization hosted the first-ever Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Chase Field, donated more than $4 million to local Arizona charities and won 94 games en route to the National League West Division Championship.
The event, staged each year by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership (DPP), honors dedicated individuals, organizations and projects with the Downtown Revitalization Effort Awards of Merit and Recognition.
The DREAMR Award luncheon also honored Civic Park Space (Project/Program Award), District 8 Councilman Michael Johnson (Public Sector Individual Award), Mike Ebert (Private Sector Individual Award) and Lt. Jeff Lazell and the Downtown Operations Unit (Unsung Hero Award).
The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is a non-profit organization made up of property owners located in Arizona's Urban Heart, between Fillmore to south of Jackson Streets and Third Avenue to Seventh Street. The Partnership provides enhanced municipal services within this area including the management and marketing of Downtown Phoenix.