Starting on Monday, January 16, the Phillies are #BackInTown to take part in a fan-fueled week of events. Among those taking part are players Maikel Franco, Tommy Joseph, Aaron Nola and Roman Quinn, as well as manager Pete Mackanin and other special guests including the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies broadcasters.
This annual offseason visit to the Delaware Valley takes place with less than one month until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla.
In addition to various community appearances, the lineup will also feature player Q&As on Phillies' Snapchat and Facebook Live; fans can send in their questions on Twitter to @Phillies using #BackInTown. Fans are also invited to share their photos from the various events with @Phillies using #BackInTown, and @Phillies will retweet their favorites. For the most up-to-date event listings, please visit www.phillies.com/events.
PHILLIES #BACKINTOWN EVENTS
Monday, January 16
MLK Day of Service Events:
- 22nd Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service; 9 a.m., Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. The Phillie Phanatic will join an expected 140,000 volunteers to help out on service projects throughout the region, organized by Global Citizen. One of these service projects will take place at the Francis J. Myers Recreation Center, 5801 Kingsessing Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. at 10 a.m. Volunteers from the Phillies Front Office, along with local community leaders, will help to build flower boxes and benches for the center.
- MLK Weekend Celebration Sponsored by Citizens Bank: Photos with Roman Quinn; Plus Phillie Phanatic! 10:30 a.m., African American Museum, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn and the Phillie Phanatic will be at the African American Museum in Philadelphia to take part in MLK Day activities. Quinn will take selfies with fans, while the Phanatic will make a special appearance. For more details, visit aampmuseum.org.
- Roman Quinn and Phillie Phanatic to Pitch-In at MLK UYA Baseball Clinic with Chevy and Phillies RBI; Plus, Chevy Check Presentation; 12 p.m., Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy Indoor Training Center, located at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 740 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Phillies Jr. RBI players will be treated to a free baseball clinic with outfielder Roman Quinn and special appearance by the Phillie Phanatic! This is the first major league player-taught clinic at the new indoor training center. Chevy will also be presenting a $25,000 check to the UYA that will go directly to help with students' college costs. Chevy's funding for these UYA scholarships was made possible through CBS EcoMedia's EducationAd program.
- Williamsport Crosscutters 2017 Hot Stove Banquet with the Phillies, Media Session: 5 p.m., Banquet: 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel, Williamsport, Pa. Benefits the Williamsport Area Little League. Special guests include Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, outfielder Roman Quinn and broadcaster Tom McCarthy. For more information or tickets, visit www.crosscutters.com.
Tuesday, January 17
- Live @Phillies Snapchat Q&A with Maikel Franco and Roman Quinn, 4:00 p.m. Fans can send their questions on Twitter to @Phillies using #BackInTown.
- Reading Fightin Phils 2017 Phillies Winter Banquet, Media Session: 5:30 p.m., Banquet: 7:00 p.m., Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, Wynomissing, Pa. Benefits Baseballtown Charities. Special guests include Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, third baseman Maikel Franco, starting pitcher Aaron Nola, and outfielder Roman Quinn. For more information or tickets, visit www.fightins.com.
Wednesday, January 18
- Tommy Joseph to be Celebrity Guest at Phanatic About Reading School Visit, 10 a.m., George Sharswood School, 2300 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. This top school will be honored for their reading achievements in the Phillies' Phanatic About Reading program presented by Comcast during a special assembly featuring first baseman Tommy Joseph. The Phillie Phanatic, with help from the Phillies Ballgirls, will act out one of the books from the Phillie Phanatic book series during this interactive visit filled with lots of excited, enthusiastic kids. For more information on this free program which reaches over 30,000 children, encouraging them to read at least 15 minutes a day, visit www.phillies.com/community.
- Autograph Signing with Tommy Joseph and Aaron Nola, 5 - 6 p.m., Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park. Fans are invited to attend a free autograph signing with first baseman Tommy Joseph and pitcher Aaron Nola. Autograph signing limited to the first 250 fans. Free parking is available in Lot S, located off Pattison Avenue between Broad Street and Citizens Bank Way (must mention Phillies event to get free parking).
- Lakewood BlueClaws 2017 Phillies Winter Banquet, Media Session: 6:30 p.m., Banquet: 7 p.m., Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood, NJ. Benefits BlueClaws Charities. Special guests include Phillies manager Pete Mackanin and third baseman Maikel Franco. For more information or tickets, go to www.lakewoodblueclaws.com.
Thursday, January 19
- Facebook Live Q&A with Phillies' Aaron Nola, Tommy Joseph and Maikel Franco, 2:30 p.m. Fans can send their questions on Twitter to @Phillies using #BackInTown.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2017 Phillies Winter Banquet, Media Session: 5:50 p.m., Banquet: 6:45 p.m. Sands Event Center, Bethlehem, Pa. Benefits IronPigs Charities. Special guests include Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, pitcher Aaron Nola, third baseman Maikel Franco and first baseman Tommy Joseph. For more information or tickets, go to www.ironpigsbaseball.com.