This Weekend at Citizens Bank Park (May 8-10): Phillies vs. New York Mets

Ryan Howard Recognition; Ceremonial First Pitch with Darren Daulton; Plus, StubHub Mother's Appreciation Day & "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" Awareness with Fan/Breast Cancer Survivor Selected as Honorary Bat Girl

NEW YORK METS (May 8-10)

FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 5:05 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP and 1680 WTTM.

  • Teacher Appreciation Night presented by Think Energy and GDF SUEZ Energy Resources
    • The Phillies 10 Teacher All-Stars, selected from over 1,000 nominations, will be honored on the field prior to the game. Click here to see who is being honored.
    • All teachers with IDs can receive a special stadium cup at the kiosk in the First Base Plaza.
    • National Anthem: Upper Moreland Middle School Chorus. Deaf Community Choir will sign the anthem.
    • Third Base & Left Field Plaza: Upper Moreland Middle School and Intermediate Band.
    • 7th Inning: Teacher All-Stars dance with the Phillie Phanatic.
    • Record Recognition for Ryan Howard: Last Friday, Ryan Howard set a Phillies record by playing his 1,299th game at first base (during game against the Marlins). In honor of this achievement, Phillies president Pat Gillick will present Howard with an authenticated first base from this game.
  • Franklintown Charter School Night. First ball: Jeff DeVito, Class of 2015.
  • Kevin from Heaven Night: First ball: Joe Flach (brother of Kevin).

SATURDAY: 7:05 p.m. … All gates: 5:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP.

  • Ceremonial First Pitch: Phillies Alumnus Darren Daulton, representing Darren Daulton Foundation.
  •  Youth Baseball Night. Youngsters in their baseball uniforms will parade around the field beginning at 6:15 p.m.
  • Deer Run Sports Association Night. First ball: Dave Yoder, Senior Little League Coach.
  • Haverford Township Hilltop Baseball, Softball and Challenger Leagues Night. First Ball: Fred Steigerwalt, Jr., President, Haverford Township Hilltop Baseball, Softball and Challenger League.
  • Eleanor Rush School Night. First Ball: Dr. Salvatore Illuzzi, Cinnaminson Township Superintendent of Schools.
  • National Anthem: Eleanor Rush School Music Makers.

SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … All Gates Open - 11:35 a.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP.

  • StubHub Mother's Appreciation Day. Women 15 and over receive a Phillies Wristlet. On-field celebration starts at 1:10 p.m.:
    • Darin Ruf's Mom, Mary Ruf, will be representing all mom's at the ballpark.
    • MLB "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" Awareness throughout the game:
      • Recognition of Phillies Honorary Bat Girl, Roni Storti from Trappe, Pa., a five-year breast cancer survivor who will be honored that day for her inspirational fight against breast cancer.
      • Jerome Williams, who lost his mother to breast cancer, and uses a pink glove in honor of her memory, also will take part.
      • Other in-game elements: Players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands; Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards also will be pink; games will feature a pink-stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB. Also, many players also will use pink bats, and pink Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, which will be stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.
  • Celebrate Sundays! Complimentary face painting on the concourse, $5 ice cream sundaes and root beer floats at Harry the K's starting in the 4th inning.
  • Phillies Charities, Inc. Silent Auction - First Base Plaza, 11:35 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. New and game used memorabilia. Proceeds benefit Phillies Charities, Inc.

Tickets:           Fans can purchase tickets at phillies.com, by calling 215-463-1000 or in person at the First Base Gate Ticket Windows.

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.

Phandom:        Fans are encouraged to check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app! Fans can also follow the action before and during the game via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, which also features special opportunities and prizes for followers. Plus, check out MLB.com's At Bat App for lots more.

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