In an effort to strike out oral health issues among children, Delta Dental of Arizona has teamed up with the Arizona Diamondbacks to provide Smile Bags to more than 7,000 Little Leaguers throughout the spring and early summer. The teams participate in the Arizona Diamondbacks Give Back Youth Jersey Program this baseball season.
In April, May, and June, Delta Dental of Arizona is distributing thousands of Smile Bags per Diamondbacks home game prior to the first pitch and on-field parade. Included in the Smile Bags are toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and an educational card with brushing and flossing tips to ensure these little sluggers maintain a home run smile.
“A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth, and Delta Dental of Arizona is pleased to provide these children with the tools they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy and keep them on the field,” said Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona.
“They may be Little Leaguers, but we want them to have big smiles, so we thank the D-backs for allowing us to promote good oral health habits for these young ballplayers,” said Allford.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched the Give Back Youth Jersey Program to provide youth baseball and softball leagues across Arizona with branded uniforms and caps to offset expenses. With the help of sponsorships, it has allowed participating leagues to focus their funds on registration fees, equipment, and facility improvements.