Diamondbacks Kick Up Some Fun at 10th Annual Evening on the Diamond

Fundraising event at Chase Field raises more than $1.8 million.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation celebrated 10 years of giving back on March 31 with its hosted its annual Evening on the Diamond. The event at Chase Field featured a silent auction, dinner and a concert by country music artist Cole Swindell.

The fun evening included some serious giving with the presentation of the inaugural Luis Gonzalez Heart of A Champion Award to Maryvale High School student Luis Gonzalez, who was named after the Diamondback legend Gonzalez. A surprise donation of more than $1 million was presented to 12 finalists for the Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award. The charity finalists received $50,000 to $100,000 each.

PHOTOS COURTESY THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA- MARCH 31: Ken Kendrick talks with guests as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond at Chase Field on March 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Olivia Demetros/ Arizona Diamondbacks)

Ken Kendrick, managing general partner Arizona Diamondbacks, talks with guests.   OLIVIA DEMETROS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA- MARCH 31: Guests dance during the Cole Swindell concert as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond at Chase Field on March 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Olivia Demetros/ Arizona Diamondbacks)

Guests dance during the Cole Swindell concert; Nick Ahmed and his wife   OLIVIA DEMOSTROS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA- MARCH 31: Shelby Miller and friends smile for a picture during the Cole Swindell concert as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond at Chase Field on March 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Olivia Demetros/ Arizona Diamondbacks)

Shelby Miller and friends   OLIVIA DEMETROS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA- MARCH 31: Players and girlfriends have fun during the Cole Swindell concert as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond at Chase Field on March 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Olivia Demetros/ Arizona Diamondbacks)

Players and girlfriends have fun during the Cole Swindell concert   OLIVIA DEMETROS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 31: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Ken Kendrick and Derrick Hall present the Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Awards   SARAH SACHS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 31: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Bidder cards up!   SARAH SACHS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 31: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Center: Nancy Hanley and Diamondback Paul Goldschmidt   SARAH SACHS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 31: The Arizona Diamondbacks host the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Cole Swindell performs.   SARAH SACHS/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 31: The Arizona Diamondbacks held the 10th annual Evening on the Diamond on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Rachael Keating/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Dinner served on the diamond   RACHAEL KEATING/ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

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