One of the cornerstones of the JAG experience is employer and community engagement. Our students learn to network with potential employers and contribute to their greater community through events such as the Diamondbacks games that five of our high school JAG programs attended from September 13-18th.
We are grateful for the generous donation of 286 tickets for our students to attend these games.
Tonopah Valley High School, Paradise Valley High School, City of Tolleson JAG Works, West Point High School, and Westview High School JAG students expressed interest in attending and were secured a spot to view the September games.
For Westview senior and JAG Vice President Jose, baseball is his favorite sport and this was the third baseball game he has been to. What stood out to him the most was how the crowd was more involved than in other games he had been to.
“I liked how they involved the crowd, that was something I noticed because I have been to other games where the crowd isn’t as involved. They even had meters to encourage people to make noise.”
West Point High School JAG students also enjoyed attending the game because they were able to bond with their sophomore and junior JAG peers and experience a baseball game in real-time. For some, this was the first baseball game they had experienced. Juniors Brooklyn, Abdiel, and Sophomore Liaison Trevion shared how they enjoyed seeing what they had seen on TV in person and with their JAG family.
“It was one of my very first baseball games that I got to go to,” Trevion said. “I didn’t understand it much, but it was still fun being around people I care about …. I didn’t know how long baseball games were, but I enjoyed it, and I was so tired because I was yelling the whole time.”
West Point High School JAG Co-President Angel mentioned how the game made him nostalgic for when he played baseball as a kid and throughout middle school. He was happy that he could now share that past passion with his JAG peers/friends.
“What motivated me to go to the game was that I could connect back to those roots and have those memories again, as well as connect with my peers in class because I’m new to this school, so it helped me bond more with my classmates.”
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