Daily Sports Smile: Arizona Diamondbacks players raise over $121,000 for charitable efforts

Jaylon Thompson
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The Arizona Diamondbacks endured a tough 2021 campaign, but several players made an impact on and off the field. The Diamondbacks won 52 games and players Nick Ahmed, Luke Weaver and former teammate Joakim Soria made the most of each win.

The trio pledged a combined $2,050 dollars for each victory. Several fans also contributed to the #ALLWIN initiative alongside the Big League Impact foundation.

In total, the trio raised $121,191 in total. The funds were split between three charities chosen by the group.

Ahmed selected the Fill the Stadium initiative alongside Compassion International. Weaver chose the Consider the Lily initiative. Soria will support 1Mission.

Jul 3, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Big League Impact was founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. The organization’s mission is to help fight poverty through the platform of sports. Big League Impact also had similar campaigns with other MLB players around the league.

“It’s so special to get to see the cause each player chooses and to get to understand a little better what matters most to them and their families,” Wainwright said in a press release.

Big League Impact is a non-profit that works with 80 MLB players. The organization has raised over $5.8 million for various causes. The causes included providing clean water and a safe space for adolescents.

“I’m honored that so many guys from across the league who were willing to go all in on this #ALLWIN campaign, and look forward to seeing the ways these awesome organizations put this money to work in the communities they serve,” Wainwright said.