With Opening Week just around the corner, the National League East Champion Phillies are getting ready to Paint the Town Red! From March 29 – April 3, the Red Phanatic will appear once again at daily events to celebrate the upcoming baseball season. Full details are available at www.phillies.com/paintthetownred.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Runway Rally at Macy's Center City, Main Floor, Market Street entrance, 5:30 p.m.
Phillie Phanatic to Turn Red at Runway Rally!
The start of Paint the Town Red Week includes a unique "Runway Rally" at Macy's Center City! Come join the fun as the Red Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls get fans psyched for the season during a live runway show featuring the latest in Phillies fashion. Plus, lots of special guests, special prizes, and free rally towels for attendees (while supplies last). Phillies’ Scott Palmer will emcee the festivities. Music provided by local radio station 98.1 WOGL.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
2012 Fan In The Phillies’ Mural Sweepstakes
Here's your chance to be part of Phillies history! Starting Friday, March 30, fans are invited to enter The 2012 Fan In The Phillies Mural Sweepstakes on phillies.com, where ONE lucky fan will have the chance to have his/her face painted into the crowd scene of The Phillies Mural! The fan selected will join the likes of 30 Phillies greats on the new Center City Philadelphia mural celebrating the history of the Phillies, set to be unveiled this summer. The Phillies Mural was created by artist David McShane and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Red Phanatic to Surprise Local Boys & Girls Club
Be on the lookout for the Red Phanatic - who will make a surprise visit to a local Boys & Girls Club hosting a rally in the Phillies honor. 98.1 WOGL will again provide music for the festivities, and Phillies’ Scott Palmer will emcee.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
Cheer on Runners at the Phillies Charities 5K, 9:00 a.m., starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park
Fans are invited to wear their Phillies red and cheer on the 5,000+ runners taking part in the second Phillies Charities 5K! The sold-out run starts and finishes at Citizens Bank Park – and runners are asked to be on the lookout for the Red Phanatic, who will lead off the race. Phillies’ Scott Palmer will emcee. For a Phillies Charities 5K course map, please visit http://mlb.mlb.com/phi/community/fivek/index.jsp?loc=course_info.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1
Center City to Represent the “P”!
Center City is turning red in honor of the Phillies return to Philadelphia! Be on the lookout for a red Boathouse Row, as well as a giant Phillies "P" on the 29-story Cira Centre Building (2929 Arch Street), courtesy of Brandywine Realty Trust. Also, the PECO building (2301 Market Street) will have a unique "Welcome Home Phillies" message displayed for all to see.
ON-DECK WITH THE PHILLIES, MONDAY, APRIL 2 & TUESDAY, APRIL 3
Plenty of Surprises and Prizes at On-Deck Series, Citizens Bank Park
The Phillies On-Deck Series features a spring training-like atmosphere filled with plenty of prizes and surprises! Both games against the Pittsburgh Pirates include unique player and alumni interactions with fans, merchandise specials, entertainment, and more! Tickets are still available at phillies.com or by calling 215-463-1000. Game times are:
Monday, April 2, 7:05 p.m., IBEW Local 98 Jim Thome Print for all fans
Tuesday, April 3, 7:05 p.m., xpedx 2012 Schedule Magnet for all fans
On Deck with the Phillies Reception, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Citizens Bank Park
Hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, this afternoon luncheon features the entire 2012 Phillies ball club, great food and drink, and insight into the 2012 baseball season from General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. and Manager Charlie Manuel. The event also includes a question-and-answer session with various Phillies players, autograph stations and a complimentary ticket for that evening’s exhibition game. For tickets or more information, www.phillies.com/paintthetownred.