This Weekend at Citizens Bank Park (July 17-19): Phillies vs. Marlins

Fiat Italian Heritage Celebration with Rocky Balboa Bleacher Creature

Ceremonial first pitch by Hip-Hop artist Jake Miller, named MTV's "Ones to Watch"
Fans take pre-game photos with players at Apple Vacations Photo Night Presented by Now Resorts and Spas

Plus, Phillies Ballgirls Toy Drive & Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker Performance 
at Sunday's Christmas in July at the Ballpark

MIAMI MARLINS (July 17-19)

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 WTTM 1680.

  • Fans are invited to pay their respects to Mahlon Duckett, who was the last surviving member of the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues, with a moment of silence before Friday night's game.
  • Fiat Italian Heritage Celebration.
    • Limited Edition Phillies Rocky Balboa Bleacher Creature, Jr. giveaway for the first 2,500 fans (Theme Night Ticket Required).
    • Zampognari Di Filadelfia, Philly's Italian Bagpipers, will be performing at the First Base Gate.
    • Italian food: Available at Section 106. The menu includes Porchetta Style Roast Pork Sandwiches with broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, sharp provolone, focaccia; Roasted Vegetable Antipasto Salad; Cannoli Cupcakes; and Peroni Beer.
    • National Anthem: Cibo Ristorante Italiano performers.
    • On-Field Performances: The Verdi Band and the Vivaci Dancers.
    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: sung by Giada J., Philadelphia based singer songwriter.
  • First Ball: Mayor of Clearwater, George N. Cretekos.
  • #PhilliesSocial with Phanatic Emoji T-Shirt (Theme Night ticket required). Sold out.
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation Night. Phillies' Jake Diekman will take part in this pre-game recognition.
  • Traffic Alert: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex that evening. In addition to the game, there is an event at the Wells Fargo Center.

SATURDAY: 7:05 p.m. … All gates: 5:05 p.m. … Broadcast: NBC10, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on WTTM 1680.

  • Apple Vacations Photo Night Presented by Now Resorts and Spas
    • First ball: Susan Gaines, Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, AMResorts Now Resorts & Spas
    • When gates open at 5:05 p.m., fans are invited to go onto the field to take photos with Phillies players, broadcasters, the Phillie Phanatic, Phoebe and the Galapagos Gang, compliments of Apple Vacations and Now Resorts and Spas.
    • All fans will receive a Magnetic Photo Frame featuring the Phillie Phanatic, Maikel Franco, Ryan Howard, and Cole Hamels
  • First Ball: Warner Bros. Records recording hip hop artist Jake Miller, who was named MTV's 2014 "Ones to Watch" artist. Miller is in Philadelphia for his summer-long Dazed and Confused headlining tour.
  • Methodist Night.
    • First Ball: Chaplain LTCOL Sherrol James, USAF, who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
    • National Anthem: sung by the New Hanover United Methodist Church Choir directed by Pastor Craig Biondi; signed by Bishop Peggy Johnson.
    • Color Guard: Girl Scout Troop from New Hanover United Methodist Church.
  • Special Welcome: Organ Donor Awareness Night.

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.

  • PA Auto Theft Prevention Authority Travel Mug for all fans 15 and over. First Ball: representing PA Auto Theft Prevention Authority, Mahara Smith.
  • Christmas in July with Phillies Ballgirls Toy Drive.
    • Phillies Ballgirls Toy Drive: Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the game, which will benefit Carson Valley Children's Aid, Fellowship House of South Camden, and The Police Athletic League. Also, Phillies Ballgirls, as well as Santa Claus and Phanta Claus, will greet fans as they enter the ballpark.
    • First Ball: The Pennsylvania Ballet's Mouse King from The Nutcracker.
    • On-Field Performance: The Pennsylvania Ballet's Mouse King and Nutcracker from The Nutcracker.
  • National Anthem: Pride of Delmarva.
  • God Bless America: Performed by tenor soloist Patrick Mason.
  • Color Guard: Delaware State Police.
  • Celebrate SundaysComplimentary 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: Featuring game-used and autographed memorabilia. First Base Plaza until 3:00 p.m.

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.comwww.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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