Phillies Weekend Ballpark Buzz: Top 5 Things to Know for Marlins Series (September 16-18)

This weekend, the Phillies host the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park (September 16-18). Below are some of the must-know highlights when coming to the ballpark.

  1. The Kalas Award to be presented to a deserving college student. Plus, second Red Goes Greek Night of the year on Friday.

On Friday, September 16, the Kalas Award, established by the Phillies Broadcasters to honor Harry Kalas and presented to a deserving college student who has demonstrated a desire and shown initiative towards a career in sports broadcasting, will be presented to Penn State student, Erin Kate Dolan, by Phillies broadcaster, Scott Franzke.

Plus, college students are invited to the second Red Goes Greek Night of 2016 at Citizens Bank Park. The first 1,400 fans that purchase tickets through this theme night promotion will receive a special Phillies Red Goes Greek Beverage Koozie.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

  1. Local advocate and breast cancer survivor Leslie Stiles to be honored by Komen Philadelphia with first "More Than Pink" Recognition during an on-field "caping" ceremony before Saturday's game.

Komen Philadelphia is taking the field to honor Leslie Stiles, President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and board member of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, who has done tremendous work in the fight against breast cancer. Elain Grobman, CEO Susan G. Komen Foundation, Philadelphia, will present Leslie - also a breast cancer survivor - a pink cape in recognition of all she has done in support of breast cancer awareness.

All gates open at 5:05 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

  1. This Sunday: Donate food and earn BOGO tickets to that day's game - all part of ShopRite Partners in Caring Food Drive  & Block Party on Citizens Bank Way! Special appearances by Mike Schmidt at noon, the Phanatic at 12:30 p.m. and more.

Fans who make a food donation that day can earn a free buy one get one ticket for that day's game. Plus stop by the festive game-day Block Party (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) along Citizens Bank Way; all fans who attend the block party will receive a FREE ShopRite re-usable grocery bag while supplies last. Also, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, the Phillie Phanatic and Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels will make special appearances. Click here for event and highlights and freebies.

  1. This is a great tribute to our military heroes: all fans 21 and over will receive a Budweiser Desert Camo T-Shirt at Sunday's game. Plus, it's the Phillies Charities, Inc. Jersey Sale.

"Proud to Serve Those Who Serve" is the phrase on the Phillies camo t-shirt, which will be distributed at the entrance gates as part of the Budweiser Fold of Honor festivities on Sunday, September 18.

Other happenings: stop by the Phillies Charities, Inc. Jersey Sale at the First Base Gate Plaza and purchase signed and unsigned, new, team-issued and game-used jerseys before and during the game.

All gates open at 11:35 a.m. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

  1. It's Grandparents Day! Here's a great Theme Night Ticket Offer to celebrate family.

On Sunday, September 18, the Phillies invite grandparents and their families to Citizens Bank Park for Grandparents Day. The first 1,000 fans that purchase tickets through this Theme Night ticket promotion will receive a coupon for an exclusive Grandparents Day picture frame giveaway!

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