This Weekend at Citizens Bank Park (May 29-31): Phillies vs. Rockies

Comcast Be a Phanatic About Reading Night & Book Collection; Majestic Jersey Day; Nemours Kids Run the Bases; Phillies Wives Save a Pet at the Park: dogs & cats up for adoption; The Wistar Institute Melanoma Awareness Day presented by Independence Blue Cross and Citizens Bank; Plus, Phillies Phestival to take place on Monday, June 1

COLORADO ROCKIES (May 29-31)

FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 5:05 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: NBC10, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SBP 1680.

  • Comcast Be a Phanatic About Reading Night.
    • The top 10 most outstanding readers and top 10 most improved readers in the Phillies' Comcast Be a Phanatic About Reading program will be recognized on the field pre-game. Thousands of students are enrolled in the program, which encourages students to read at least 15 minutes a day to improve their literacy skills.
    • Fans 14 and under receive The Phillie Phanatic's Spring Training, the latest book in the Phanatic's children's series courtesy of Comcast.
    • New and gently used children's books will be collected at all gates to benefit Philadelphia Reads.
    • Book Signing: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Len Epstein, illustrator of the Phillie Phanatic Book Series, at the NewsStand behind Section 111, Main Concourse.
    • First Ball: John Guillame, Vice President, Product Management, representing Comcast.
  • Majestic Jersey Day. Fans are encouraged to show their Phillies pride and wear their jersey.
  • National Anthem: Wissahickon Middle School Band and Choir.
  • Special Welcome: Lutheran Night.
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: sung by Cherry Hill native Ben Lipitz, who plays Pumbaa in The Lion King at the Academy of Music.

 

SATURDAY: 3:05 p.m. … All gates: 1:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SBP 1680.

  • Nemours Kids Run the Bases. Children 14 and under are invited to go onto the field and run the bases following the game.
  • Phillies Wives Save a Pet at the Park.
    • First Base Plaza event to benefit the PSPCA: Dogs and cats will be available to adopt…Phillies Charities, Inc. Silent Auction with autographed and game-used memorabilia…Mystery Balls will be sold.
    • Proceeds from that day's Phillies Charities, Inc. 50/50 Raffle will also benefit the PSPCA.
  • Bark in the Park. Sold out. Be on the lookout for dogs and their human friends on the Budweiser Rooftop. Benefits the PSPCA.
  • Youth Baseball Celebration (Theme Night ticket required). Youngsters in their baseball uniforms will parade around the field prior to the game. Plus, Mount Laurel Baseball Night. Special Welcome: Egg Harbor Township Baseball and Warrington Youth Baseball.
  • National Anthem: Audubon High School Concert Choir.
  • Extraordinary Scholar. Ava Stefano from Our Lady of Mercy Academy will be recognized on-field for her community service.
  • Aaron's Aces: Aaron Harang will meet with the Philadelphia VA Medical Center during batting practice.  

 

SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … All Gates Open - 11:35 a.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SBP 1680.

  • The Wistar Institute Melanoma Awareness Day presented by Independence Blue Cross and Citizens Bank.
    • Phillies Bucket Hat for kids 14 and under.
    • Entrance gates: Free lip balm, bookmarks and bracelets, courtesy of The Wistar Institute. Plus, free sunscreen, courtesy of Citizens Bank.
    • First ball: Dan Wheeler, Board of Director, The Wistar Institute.
    • Plymouth Elementary School Third Grade Chorus Night.
      • First Ball: Jeannine Smith, Executive Secretary, Plymouth Elementary School.
      • National Anthem: Plymouth Elementary School Third Grade Chorus.
  • 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.

 

MONDAY: Phillies Phestival at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies fun-filled autograph and auction party for fans all ages! Event starts at 4:30 p.m. Held annually with the goal to strike out ALS, the devastating neuromuscular condition for which there is no known cause or cure. Benefits the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of The ALS Association. For more information or tickets go to www.phillies.com/philliesphestival.

 

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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