Phillies Ballpark Buzz: Top 5 Things Happening this Week During the Marlins Series (July 18-21)

The Miami Marlins are coming to town for a four-game series from July 18-21. All four games start at 7:05 p.m. Below are the top things happening at Citizens Bank Park.

  1. Carpenter Cup champions recognized on-field Monday.

On Monday, July 18, Phillies Baseball Carpenter Cup winner Suburban One American/Continental and Phillies Softball Carpenter Cup winner Berks/Lancaster Lebanon will be recognized during an on-field ceremony as the Carpenter Cup Champions. In honor of the late Stan Parker, beloved Phillies Carpenter Cup Classic founder who passed away this past June, the first-ever Stan Parker MVP Award will be awarded to Don DiLoreto of the Delaware County Carpenter Cup baseball team.

  1. Take a break at In the Biz Night!

Also on Monday, July 18, the Phillies invite all the hard working people in the hospitality business to kick back and relax after a weekend of work at In the Biz Night.

  1. Globetrotter Cheese Chisholm to throw out unique first pitch Tuesday.

Globetrotter Cheese Chisholm will throw out the ceremonial first basketball and later, will show off his dance moves with the Phanatic in the 7th inning.

  1. Phillies Ballgirls Toy Drive on Wednesday's Christmas in July!

Celebrate Christmas in July with the Phillies on Wednesday, July 20. Special guests include the Mouse King from the Pennsylvania Ballet's "Nutcracker" and Santa Claus!

The first 1,000 fans that purchase tickets through this Theme Night promotion will receive a coupon for an exclusive Phillies Christmas in July Beanie giveaway.

The Phillies Ballgirls and local children's charities Ford PAL, Carson Valley Children's Aid, Nemours and the Drueding Center will also be holding a Christmas in July Toy Collection at all gates before and during the game. The toys will be delivered during the December holiday season to surprise local children in need.

  1. Use the Force for good at Star Wars Night Thursday.

Use the Force for good at the Phillies third annual Star Wars Night benefitting Stand Up to Cancer on Thursday, July 21! Characters from the franchise will be around the ballpark. Game tickets can be purchased here at a discount with a portion of the proceeds going to Stand Up to Cancer.

Also on Thursday, check-in with the Ballpark app for offers and rewards, as well as special prizes for the first 150 fans, age 21 and older, as part of Bud and Burgers Night on the Budweiser Rooftop in Ashburn Alley.

Broadcast:      All games this series will be presented on Comcast SportsNet, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.

Gates Open:    For all games this series, Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m.