"I encouraged the whole thing," Gibson said. "I think it reminded them of how fortunate they are, I think it keeps you humble. I like people who are givers. It shouldn't be something that's hard to do, for any of us. If it is, then it scares me."
Gibson is unsure whether the club will bring him back next year, but he knows that if they do, there will be more visits like the one on Wednesday.
"If I'm back here next year, we'll do a lot more stuff like that," he said. "We'll have a presence regularly at different places. We could probably make it into something really, really special."
Zach Kroenke, Barry Enright, John Hester, Esmerling Vasquez, Sam Demel, Tony Abreu, Rusty Ryal, Carlos Rosa and Jordan Norberto were among the players who went along with a number of D-backs front office staffers.