D-backs Give Back
October 20, 2022
The Arizona Diamondbacks are teaming up with Super Star Car Wash to host youth baseball camps at Chase Field this summer! Kids between the ages of 7 and 12 are eligible to participate, and registration is open. The half-day camps — which will focus on hitting, throwing and catching — are Saturday, June 18, Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, September 17. Players from the team will make special appearances. So far, fan favorite the Freight Train, David Peralta, will attend the June 18 camp.
Camp members will have access to the following perks:
- On field training and small group instruction from a D-backs celebrity coach and D-backs Baseball Academy coaches
- Exclusive stadium access
- Customized gifts
- Autographed item and group photo with a celebrity coach
- Tickets to the D-backs game that evening to cheer on the D-backs with friends and family!
Registration is $150 per child. Slots will fill up quickly, so parents and guardians are encouraged to sign up their child for this one-of-a-kind D-backs experience right here in Phoenix. To register a child for a D-backs Super Star Camp, or for more information, visit dbacks.com/superstar.
The partnership is Super Star Car Wash’s first partnership with a major professional sports organization and is also the official car wash of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Executive Vice President of Super Star Car Wash, Jonathan Kierman says he’s always proud to serve alongside organizations who foster hard work and good sportsmanship and that it was a no-brainer for Super Star to team up with the D-backs and extend their love of baseball to the youth in Arizona. He believes this partnership provides a valuable opportunity for the youth to receive direct training through the lens of Phoenix’s most esteemed baseball professionals.
Diamondbacks President & CEO, Derrick Hall is excited to work together with Super Star Car Wash and offer this unique opportunity to young baseball players in the state of Arizona and thinks this program will give families and children an opportunity to create lifelong memories and get exposure to out of this world opportunities like being coached by Major League Baseball talent.
Executive Vice President of Super Star Car Wash, Jonathan Kierman is a lifelong baseball fan and was here when the team came to Arizona. He remembers the excitement here about having a major league baseball team in the city and was also here when the Diamondbacks won the World Series. He thought it was just such an exciting thing that happened to transform the city, especially when you consider the other major league sports teams that are here, this World Series win has been the only championship. So being partnered with the Diamondbacks is fantastic from Super Star Car Wash’s perspective.
“The way that they have the organization and the leadership, Derrick Hall, and what he’s done with that club, it really made a lot of sense for us. We really believe, you know, in the values that they have, which really aligned with Super Star Car Wash. I think it was a no-brainer. It really was when we were looking at making the decision to partner with Diamondbacks.”
Like Hall, Kierman is also a strong proponent of baseball’s ability to create memories. Kierman, a native New Yorker, grew up a Yankees fan. He attended the 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets.
Kierman recalls the look on his father’s face when the final out was recorded and the Yankees clinched the championship. It’s a special memory for Kierman, and he hopes campers have similar feelings.
“It’s those stories that really shape who you are,” Kierman says.
“To be able to give that opportunity to today’s youth, they’ll never forget that. It’s really interesting, because I was at the first event. I love to go and attend these things to watch the looks on these kids’ faces when they have a chance to not just be given a glove, a shirt and a hat, but to actually stand out on the diamond and get taught the fundamentals of the game by professional baseball players.
“That night, we were at the game itself and the group was recognized. We were talking about it with some of the parents and they’re like, ‘These kids will never forget this their entire lives.’ … They’ll be 30 to 40 years later telling their kids, ‘I had a chance to meet David Peralta, and he taught me how to throw a ball.’”