On the eve of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first 2023 World Series game, beloved mascot Baxter ignited enthusiasm in young fans when he stopped by ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest. The jersey-wearing bobcat paid students a special visit and brought more than just fun and games. He also brought books and a powerful message about the importance of STEM education.
The books distributed to elementary students feature Baxter as the main character and merge STEM and baseball themes—an innovative collaboration between Honeywell and the Diamondbacks—making reading and learning fun! Local Fox 10 News featured the special visit as Baxter, along with representatives from the Diamondbacks and Honeywell, interacted with ASU Prep students.
The Diamondbacks are not just heroes on the baseball field, but also in their local community. Players have consistently been role models for ASU Prep Pilgrim Rest students, dedicating countless volunteer hours to our campus, which is situated just a mile from their home at Chase Field.
The Diamondbacks and Honeywell are making a significant difference in the community by using their resources and platforms to inspire and educate—one book, one student, and one game at a time. We’re definitely fans of their community commitment.
For more information about our innovative and personalized, tuition-free PreK-12 education programs, visit ASU Preparatory Academy’s website.