Let the Bidding Begin! The Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction Starts Thursday

Once in-a-lifetime fan experiences will be up for bid on phillies.com

This is no ordinary online auction.

Starting Thursday, May 5, at 8:00 a.m., fans are invited to take part in the exclusive 4th Annual Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction on phillies.com. This online, 13-day event gives fans nation-wide the chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Phillies players and alumni, trips, memorabilia and many other unique opportunities.

And the best part: it's all to benefit charity.

Up-for-bid items include a Jim Thome Toyota Phillies Alumni Weekend Experience… a kid's sleepover in the Phillies Clubhouse… a dinner party on the field… and a video game party on PhanaVision. Other unique experiences include a round of golf with Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt or Steve Carlton… brunch with the Phillies coaching staff … a private hitting clinic with Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera, and much more.

The full list of 50 Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction experiences run the gamut and feature something for every fan. Items include clinics, golf outings and events with Hall of Famers and All-Stars. The Phantastic Auction is held in partnership with SportsRadio 94WIP.

Last year's The Phantastic Auction raised more than $105,000 for Phillies Charities, Inc., which was awarded to charitable organizations across the region.

PROCEEDS FROM THE PHANTASTIC AUCTION

The Phillies family - from the players, coaches, and their wives, to the alumni, ballgirls and front office staff - takes great pride in giving back to the community. Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Phillies organization, makes gifts to charitable organizations that serve a wide variety of needs, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and particularly those serving the Greater Philadelphia area and the communities of its minor league affiliates.

The net proceeds from The Phantastic Auction will benefit Phillies Charities, Inc., and a portion of those proceeds will be contributed to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association as part of the Phillies Phestival on June 9, 2016.

Learn more about the Phillies in the community by visiting Phillies.com/community. For questions regarding the Phantastic Auction, please email phantasticauction@phillies.com.

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