Final Series at Citizens Bank Park (October 2-4): Phillies vs. Marlins

Oktoberfest at Citizens Bank Park for German Heritage Night;
Ryan Howard to host Little Rhino Back-To-School Read-Along event;
Women's World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd to throw ceremonial first pitch on Saturday

FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON ON SUNDAY:
Chooch Recognition Ceremony for catching four no-hitters;
Richie Ashburn's daughter & granddaughter to present Phillies' employee James Rodriguez with Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award;
Fan Appreciation Day, featuring prizes and surprises

MIAMI MARLINS (October 2-4)

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 and SAP.

  • Oktoberfest German Heritage Night: The first 1,000 fans that purchase tickets through this promotion will receive a coupon for an exclusive Oktoberfest hat giveaway.
    • National Anthem: Reading Liederkranz.
    • German Food and Beverage: Behind Section 106 and at the Alley Brewing Co.
    • Pre-Game Entertainment:
      • Bavarian Oompah five-piece band Folkadelphia will perform at the top of Section 148.
      • Accordion player, Don Bitterlich, will perform around the concourse pre-game and on-field in the 7th inning.
  • 5th Inning: On-field performance by Wolfgang von Funmeister and friends.
  • #PhilliesSocial with Phanatic Emoji T-Shirt (Theme Night ticket required).
  • First Balls: Representing Red Goes Greek, Jessica Opdyke, Sisterhood Chair for Delta Zeta at Stockton College and representing Coca Cola, Steve Garrison.
  • Employees of the Month for September: Phillies game day employees who have shown exemplary service will be recognized on-field.
  • Rothman Home Town Hero: Captain Tommy Kane, Philadelphia Fire Department Engine 49, 13th and Shunk Streets, Philadelphia.
  • Traffic Alert: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex that evening. In addition to the Phillies game, there is an event at the Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Little Rhino Back-to-School Read-Along: The Phillies and The Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation will conduct a read-along program for Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary students from 3:30 until 5:05 p.m. Ryan and Krystle Howard, along with members of the Phillies, will make Little Rhino from the Little Rhino Book Series come alive during this pre-game event.
  • First Ball: Carli Lloyd, who scored three goals and led her team to win the Women's Soccer World Cup Championship. Carli was awarded the Golden Ball Trophy as the best player of the tournament and earned the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament.
  • Cody Asche Check Presentation to ALS: Cody and Angie Asche will present a check to the ALS Association in the amount of over $10,000 that was raised through the sale of their ALS "Together We Fight" T-shirts. Accepting the donation is Ellyn Phillips, President of the Great Philadelphia Chapter of ALS, joined by the Kirk family who inspired Cody and Angie to become more involved with the charity.
  • Coca Cola Honorary Bat Boy: Jimmy O'Brien of Broomall, Pa.
  • First Balls:
    • Representative from ATI.
    • Toyota First Responders: Josh Jabin, post 9/11 veteran with the Manion Foundation.
  • National Anthem: Cheltenham High School Select Choir.
  • Player Ticketing Program: Aaron's Aces will host a group from Operation Homefront.
  • Traffic Alert: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex that evening. In addition to the Phillies game, there is an event at the Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m.

 SUNDAY: 3:05 p.m. … Gate openings: All gates - 1:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, WOGL 98.1 and in Spanish on WTTM 1680 and SAP.

  • Fan Appreciation Day.
    • All fans will receive a 2016 Schedule Magnet.
    • Prizes and surprises will be given away throughout the game.
    • Special thank you to fans, featuring an address from a current Phillies player.
    • 7th inning: The Phanatic will perform his last dance of the 2015 season.
  • Chooch Recognition Ceremony: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who this season caught the fourth no-hitter of his career (tying a Major League record with former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek), will be recognized prior to the game. Ruiz caught Cole Hamels' no-hitter in July 2015, plus a combined no-hitter in September 2014, and Roy Halladay's two no-hitters in 2010. Presenting a gift from the Phillies to Ruiz is 2008 World Series Champion Manager and Senior Advisor to the General Manager Charlie Manuel.
  • Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award Presentation to Phillies' front office employee James Rodriguez. The Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award has been presented annually since 1998 to honor the memory of Richie Ashburn. It is presented to a member of the Phillies organization who demonstrates the same loyalty, dedication, and passion for Phillies baseball as did Richie. Presenting the award are Jean Ashburn, daughter, and McKenzie Ashburn, granddaughter, of the late Phillies Hall of Famer and broadcaster Richie Ashburn. The 2015 recipient of the Richie Ashburn Special Achievement Award is James Rodriguez, a member of the Phillies Ballpark Operations department since 1989.
     
  • Recognition of the 25 Year Employees. 15 game day employees who have worked for the Phillies for 25 years will be presented with a pin by Mike Stiles, Phillies Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The 25 year employees are:

Alexander Sermarini, Press Box
Angela Ford-Jones, Hostess Supervisor
Anthony Spina, Host
Bill Houser, Host Supervisor
Cathy Borowick,Tickets
Frank Sanderson, Security
Jacquelyn Tillman, Hostess
Marino Guglielmelli, Host
Mike Stermel, Security
Nancy Alfano, Hostess
Nancy Wescott, Hostess
Philip Ficarra, Host
Rishon Haynes, Security
Terry Pier, Premium
Theresa Jackson,Tickets           

  • National Anthem: Schuylkill Choral Society with the Minor Notes Chorale.
  • First Ball: Million Phans Twitter contest winner, Mackenzie Reichert from Jenkintown, PA.
  • God Bless America: Sung by local performer Courtney Williams.
  • Starting Nine: Nine fans, chosen at random at the gates, will accompany the players onto the field for the National Anthem.
  • Phillies Charities, Inc. Silent Auction: First Base Plaza until 4:30 p.m. Items include autographed game-used equipment and memorabilia. Benefits Phillies Charities, Inc.
  • Rothman Hometown Heroes: Bryan and Felicia Morton, North Camden Little League founders (Phillies RBI).
  • Celebrate Sundays! Complimentary face painting behind sections 233-237, $5 ice cream sundaes and root beer floats at Harry the K's starting in the 4th inning.
  • Traffic Alert: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex that afternoon. In addition to the Phillies game, there is an event at the Wells Fargo Center starting at 2:00 p.m.

 

Traffic Alert:   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.

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

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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