The Mesa HoHoKams were started as an incorporated association in 1951 for the purpose of bringing Spring Training to Mesa. It was incorporated as the Mesa Sports Association, a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit organization, in 1986. The Mesa Sports Association does business as "The Mesa HoHoKams. "The Mesa HoHoKams" are a group of civic volunteers dedicated to Major League Baseball Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona and to rising funds for local charities and kids' sports in the East Valley.