Phillies Press Release
This Weekend at Citizens Bank Park, June 21-23
Phils Welcome the Mets Back to Town
#VotePhillies! #VoteDomBrown! #VoteChase! Fans can help vote their favorite Phillies into the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in NYC on July 16th by casting their votes while attending games at Citizens Bank Park through the end of the homestand or on phillies.com until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on July 4.
NEW YORK METS
FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Ashburn Alley – 4:35 p.m.; Other gates – 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: PHL 17, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
10th Annual Phillies African American Heritage Celebration presented by The Sound of Philadelphia.
- Pre-game performances at the First and Third Base Gates and on-field as ODUNDE365 presents their African Dance and Drum Class from Universal Institute Charter School and Saturday programs.
On-field performances & Awards presentation:
- Hosted by Patty Jackson of WDAS
- Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel and The Futures by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
- Following their performances, the legends will be honored on-field with the Phillies Gamble Huff Community Partnership Award.
- National Anthem: Performed by Bunny Sigler.
- 5th & 7th Innings: Phanatic will perform with ODUNDE365 dancers.
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Performed by The Futures.
- Special Welcome TB Philly.
- Virtua Health Night. First Ball: Richard Kirk.
- Special Welcome Pennridge Little League.
- Player Ticket Programs: Doc’s Box (DuPont Hospital for Children); Chooch’s Chicos (ACLAMO Family Centers).
- Phillies Charities, Inc. Silent Auction, First Base Gate, 5:05 – 8:05 p.m., featuring player memorabilia, game-used and new autographed items. Benefits Phillies Charities, Inc.
- Dual Events at Sports Complex: The Rolling Stones take the stage at 8:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Center.
SATURDAY: 4:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 1:35 p.m.; Other gates – 2:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish) and WOGL HD4 (Spanish).
- Modell’s Sporting Goods Kids Run the Bases, for kids 14 and under (immediately following the game).
Phillies Wives Save a Pet at the Park to support the PSPCA, 2:05-5:35 p.m., First Base Gate.
- Fans are encouraged to bring gently used or new blankets and new pet toys for the PSPCA.
- Meet and adopt a shelter cat or dog.
- Silent auction with one-of-a-kind signed and game-used memorabilia.
- Mystery Ball sale is back!
- Borough of Schuylkill Haven Day.
- National Anthem: St. James Alumni Association Choir.
- George N. Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater, Fla., spring training home of the Phillies.
- Hershey Bar, representing Hershey Park.
- Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation Harlem Nights Check Presentation.
- Color Guard: St. Joseph’s University AFROTC.
- Special Welcome USO Foundation, St. James Alumni and Nazareth Academy High School.
- Pitch, Hit and Run presented by Scotts Team Champions will be introduced on-field during pre-game. Competition held earlier in the day at Citizens Bank Park.
- 5th Inning: Phanatic will perform with Springton Dance Academy.
- Dual Events at Sports Complex: Philadelphia Soul play Iowa Barnstormers at 6:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Center.
SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 11:05 a.m.; Other gates – 11:35 a.m. … Broadcast: PHL 17, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish) and WOGL HD4 (Spanish).
- IBEW Local 98 Cliff Lee t-shirt will be given to fans 14 and under. First Ball: Gianni Matteo.
- Phillies Ballgirls’ Half Way to the Holidays Toy Collection: Fans are encouraged to bring a new toy to any entrance gate which will be donated to PAL and Youth Services Inc. for local children.
- National Anthem: Overbrook High School.
- God Bless America performed by Meaghan Kyle, local Philadelphia singer.
- First Ball: Dr. John Giannini, LaSalle University men’s basketball coach.
- Book Signing: Len Epstein, illustrator of the Phanatic book series, will sign copies of The Phanatic’s Hall of Fame Journey, in the Phanatic Attic from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at phillies.com, by calling 215-463-1000 or in-person at the First and Third Base Gate Ticket Windows as well as the Ticket Kiosks (24/7).
Traffic: Motorists are reminded they can log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. A vast option of transit services is also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.
Social Media: Fans can follow the action before and during the game on www.facebook.com/phillies and via Twitter: @phillies, also featuring in-game “tweet your ticket” and other special opportunities – just for phollowers!
Extra! Extra! The 2013 Phillies Yearbook and Issue 3 of the 2013 Phillies Magazine, featuring Phillies right hander Kyle Kendrick, available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.