Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop John McDonald has a long history of helping support family bonding through the sport of baseball. On Sunday, McDonald will host 15 families as part of a Mother's Day event at Chase Field as the D-backs play their series finale against division rivals the San Francisco Giants, reports Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
McDonald has previously hosted Father's Day events while a member of the Cleveland Indians, but is going to help spread some Mother's Day joy on Sunday.
In checking the schedule, McDonald saw the D-backs were hosting the Giants on Mother's Day.
"I have a daughter, too, and I thought about how much my mom influenced me and had an impact on the goals that I had, what I did growing up and the type of person I am today," McDonald said. "There are a lot of moms out there who enjoy the game of baseball, who want to introduce their sons to baseball or their daughters to baseball and I want to bring them closer to the game as well."
With that in mind, McDonald invited kids to write a short essay (250 words was the limit) about why they wanted to honor their mom with tickets to the game.
Out of those submissions, 15 were selected to receive up to four tickets to one of the D-backs' Legends Suites to watch the game. They will also get to meet and talk with McDonald before the game.
Hopefully, the Diamondbacks will give these moms and their families plenty of reasons to cheer on Sunday.
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