Phillies Father's Day Weekend & More! Top 5 Things at Blue Jays & Diamondbacks Series

Coming up this week, the Phillies will host the Toronto Blue Jays (June 15-16) and Arizona Diamondbacks (June 17-20) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are some of the must-know highlights when coming to the ballpark.

  1. Matt Stairs gets his own t-shirt at Canadian Heritage Night Wednesday!

On Wednesday, June 15, the Phillies welcome the Toronto Blue Jays with the first-ever Canadian Heritage Celebration at Citizens Bank Park, featuring a limited edition Canadian Heritage Matt Stairs T-shirt giveaway available only through a Theme Night ticket purchase.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.

  1. Temple University police captain honored on Thursday for taking a stand against domestic violence. Fans urged to take the #FathersDayPledgePA.

On Thursday, June 16, Temple University police Captain Joe Garcia - recently awarded with the 1st Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 'Excellence in Male Leadership Award' for Eastern Pennsylvania - will make the ceremonial first pitch in honor of all he has done to end gender violence. PCADV will also host a #FathersDayPlegePA pre-game ceremony, and the Phillies will show a new PSA to bring awareness to the cause.

  1. #TBT Emoji Theme Night T-Shirt & MLB Network Tote Bag also on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, June 16, all fans will receive an MLB Network Tote Bag available at all gates. Plus, it's #TBT Emoji T-Shirt Night, featuring Phillies Alumni as emojis, available only through a special Theme Night ticket. Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on CSN.

  1. Music legends honored! African American Heritage Celebration presented by TSOP on Friday.

On Friday, June 17, get ready to enjoy great music and dancing at the Phillies' African American Heritage Celebration presented by The Sound of Philadelphia. Odunde365 Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform at the left field gate at 5:50 p.m. and on-field at 6:30 p.m. Plus, the 2016 Phillies Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award will be presented to recording jazz artist Gerald Robert Veasley, WDAS radio personality Patty Jackson and recording artist Joe Simon.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC10.

  1. Father's Day Weekend at Citizens Bank Park is a great way to celebrate dad's big day.

On Saturday, June 18, all fans will receive an AT&T Maikel Franco Bobble Figurine available at all gates, which open at 1:05 p.m. Game time is 3:05 p.m.

On Sunday, June 19, 1:35 p.m., it's Chevrolet Father's Appreciation Day, with all gates opening at 11:35 a.m. There will be an on-field pregame tribute honoring all dads, and all men 15 and over receive a Hawaiian Shirt, compliments of Chevrolet. Plus:

  • From 12pm-1pm: Book signing, Newsstand behind Section 111, by former major leaguers Bret and Bob Boone. The Boones, one of the most recognizable All-Star families in baseball, will be signing copies of Bret's new book, Home Game, and also making the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Some of the players' own fathers will be taking part in the festivities, including AJ Nola (father of Aaron Nola), who will represent all dads on the field.
  • All players will also be sporting new uniforms in honor of the day.

Saturday and Sunday's game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet.