Phillies Press Release
This Week at Citizens Bank Park, June 17-19
Washington Nationals Come to CBP for First Time in 2013! Features Faith & Family Celebration, Giant Phanatic Sand Castle, Dollar Dogs, Golfer Tom Watson & much more!
#VotePhillies! Fans can help vote their favorite Phillies into the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in NYC on July 16th by casting their votes while attending games at Citizens Bank Park or on phillies.com.
MONDAY: 7:05 p.m. ... Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. ... Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Faith and Family Celebration Night.
- Pre-game and in-game performances by seven of the largest Philadelphia African American church choirs at the entrance gates and on-field during pre-game.
- National Anthem: Joint choir with members of all seven churches.
- Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night.
- Giant Phillie Phanatic Sand Castle: Thousands of pounds of sand will be morphed into a Phanatic sand castle, where it will be on display at the Left Field Gate for the homestand - giving fans the chance to experience Atlantic City's "World Championship of Sand Sculpting" event while at the ballpark. Created by Northfield, NJ native sand sculptor John Gruber, this 10-foot high, 8-foot wide Phanatic sand castle will be a great photo opportunity for fans.
- First Balls:
- Tom Watson, American professional golfer; in town to participate in The Bruce Edwards Celebrity Golf Tournament, which benefits ALS and honors Watson's former caddy who passed away from the disease and the namesake of the tournament.
- Jaxson Webster, 11-years-old, representing Bank of America.
TUESDAY: 7:05 p.m. ... Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. ... Broadcast: PHL 17, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Mayor's VIP Program: Best of the class of 2013 from 72 Philadelphia area high schools will attend the game. First Ball: Imani Keal, graduate of Philadelphia Girls High School.
- Widener University Night.
- 5th Inning: Phanatic will perform with the Widener University Dance Team.
- National Anthem: Settlement Music School Saxophone Choir.
- First Ball: Representing Coca-Cola, Kevin Quigley.
- Bank of America Honorary Ground Crew Member Brian Deal.
- Phillies Phestival Honorary Bat Boy Josh Potter (Scarsdale, NY).
- Special Welcome St. Joseph Regional School and Seneca War Eagles.
- Player Ticket Programs. JRoll's Aces (North Camden RBI Softball Team); Lee's VIPs (CHOP).
- Dual Events at Sports Complex: The Rolling Stones take the stage at 8:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Center.
WEDNESDAY: 7:05 p.m. ... Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. ... Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Beneficial Bank Night. First Ball: Alison Miller.
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Night.
- National Anthem: Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra who performed for fellow passengers when their plane was stuck on the runway for three hours.
- Phillies Extraordinary Scholar Winners presented by Cabrini College: Alexandra Reid (Shawnee High School, Medford, NJ) and Eric Simpson (Highland Regional High School, Blackwood, NJ) will be honored for their work in the community while maintaining a minimum B average.
- Special Welcome Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia Bar Association and Need in Deed.
- 7th Inning: Phanatic will dance with Philadelphia Soul Army vs Navy game participants.
- Player Ticket Program: Papelbon's Pen (Children's Home of Reading).