D-backs showcase exhibit at Phoenix museum

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are pitching a new museum exhibit to their youngest fans.

D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall and pitcher J.J. Putz will unveil the "Move It!" exhibit at the Phoenix Children's Museum on Saturday morning.

Museum officials say the baseball-themed outdoor display is designed to encourage kids to learn through play and movement.

The exhibit is made from repurposed materials and includes the Willie Maze.

"Innovative in its design and repurpose of materials, the whimsical learning environment invites active exploration, robust imaginative play, physical activity requiring both fine and gross motor skills, and thought-provoking discoveries that lead to meaningful learning," reads the museum's website.

The Diamondbacks Foundation says it donated $100,000 to the project as part of its grants program.