The Phillies Salute the Military

The Phillies are committed to honoring all of the servicemen and women who have served or continue to serve our country. Select game dates offer discounted tickets for military personnel, veterans, and their guests.

On Independence Day, a special on-field, pre-game salute was held for all those who serve or served our country. The All Service Color Guard presented the colors while the National Anthem and God Bless America were performed by the 78th Army Band. All Phillies’ day-of game employees who served our country were also recognized.

 

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Phillies Phestival raised $718,689 for ALS Patients

A few weeks ago, the Phillies Phestival took place at Citizens Bank Park. Thousands of fans attended in order to raise money to provide care and services to ALS patients in the Greater Philadelphia area. There was an annual autograph and auction party to help strike out ALS.  This year, the Phillies raised $718,686 for the fight against the disease, bringing total dollars raised since 1984 to $17 million.

“As a result of the Phillies efforts these past three decades, people with ALS in our area have greater access to a wide range of services. We are honored to team with the Phillies for this cause because we see the impact that they make not just today, but every single day of the year.” said Ellyn Phillips, President of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Full article can be found here.

Phanatic About Reading Program

The Phanatic Reading Program encourages kids to read every night with a goal of at least 15-30 minutes of reading. The goal is to create a love for learning in children and build a foundation that they will need for the rest of their lives. The Phanatic visits 25+ schools a year to congratulate them on their reading and encourage them to continue.

 

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