Communities that welcome teams and their fans to spring training each year love baseball. And it turns out baseball loves the communities, too.
Spring training brings people from across the nation to see their favorite teams play in relaxed, intimate settings around the Valley. Meanwhile, volunteer civic support groups at many of the venues, including the Surprise Sundancers, Peoria Diamond Club and Tempe Diablos, are on hand to make the fan experience enjoyable while also raising funds for community projects.
The organizations raise money with their work during spring training that is pumped back into the community in the form of scholarships and programs that help children and adults.