Phillies Press Release
This Marlins series at Citizens Bank Park, May 2-5: Great weather to catch some Fish, some Phils & much more!
GDF SUEZ Teacher Appreciation Night, Youth Baseball Celebration & StubHub Mother's Appreciation Day!
MIAMI MARLINS (May 2-5)
THURSDAY: 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) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Employees of the Month for April will be recognized on-field for their excellent service to Phillies fans.
- John Smyth Scholarship Fund Night. First Ball: Stephen Shutt, chess teacher and coach whose team won the National Middle School Championships in Nashville this year.
- Gloucester Township Night.
- First Ball: John Bilodeau, Superintendent of Schools - Gloucester Township Public Schools.
- National Anthem: Charles W. Lewis Middle School Band.
- Color Guard: 82nd Airborne Color Guard.
- Special Welcome Marple Township Little League and PFC Robert Dembowski.
FRIDAY : 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) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Teacher Appreciation Night , presented by GDF SUEZ.
- For the 13th consecutive year, the Phillies along with the Newspapers in Education Departments of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News will honor ten area teachers for their positive impact on their students. These top teachers were selected from nominations by students, parents, and peers. To read the nomination essays, click here.
- TEACHER ALL-STARS BEING HONORED:
- Beth Alcamo , Thomas Paine Elementary, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Erika Buscaglia, J.M. Patterson Elementary School, Philadelphia, Pa.
- John Coats, M. Hall Stanton Elementary School, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Roseanne D'Armi, Saint Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic School
- Thomas Elliott, Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, Pa.
- Jenna Jackson, Main Road School, Newfield, NJ
- Kristine Mallett, Bunker Hill Middle School, Sewell, NJ
- Bethann Molinari, Hopewell Elementary School, Center Valley, Pa.
- Tina Smart, Swarthmore-Rutledge School, Swarthmore, Pa.
- Kristin Zinicola, Caley Elementary School, King of Prussia, Pa.
- First Baseman Ryan Howard will also honor his favorite teacher, Paula Grana, who taught his First Aid and Physical Education class at Lafayette High School outside St. Louis, MO.
- First Ball: Avatar Harris, representing GDF SUEZ; Alice Hollingshed of Mayfair Elementary School, representing all Newspapers in Education teachers.
- 7th inning: Phanatic will dance with the honored teachers!
- Teacher Perks : All teachers attending the game that night can stop by the First Base Plaza Kiosk and show their school ID to receive a tote bag courtesy of GDF SUEZ.
- First Ball: Shaun Pollock, South African champion cricket player.
- National Anthem: Saguaro High School Orchestra (Scottsdale, AZ).
- Color Guard: Delaware Military Academy Honor Guard.
- Special Welcome North Penn School District and Central Bucks Education Association.
- Player Ticket Programs : Doc's Box (St. Christopher's Hospital); Howard's Sluggers (Youth from PAL).
SATURDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and SAP (Spanish).
- Youth Baseball Celebration. Pre-game parade of over 1,800 area youth led by Hershey Park characters.
- Warrington Youth Baseball Night.
- Harriton High School Night.
First ball: Kyle Helton, Lower Merion Resident & Community Leader; Founder of Next Level Sports.
- Pre-game performance by Harriton High School Band on-field.
- National Anthem : Harriton High School Orchestra and Choir.
- Color Guard : Rancocas Regional High School JROTC (Mt. Holly, NJ).
- Special Welcome TYAB.
- Player Ticket Programs: Charlie's Lineup (Covenant House Pennsylvania).
SUNDAY: 2:35 p.m. … Gate openings: All gates - 12:35 p.m. … Broadcast: PHL17, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and SAP (Spanish) … The Charlie Manuel Show, 1:30 p.m., on PHL17; Special Edition of WB Mason Behind the Pinstripes, 2:00 p.m. on PHL17.
- StubHub Mother's Appreciation Day . Women 15 & over will receive a Chase Utley Tote Bag.
- Terrell Utley , Chase Utley's mom, will represent all players' moms and be recognized on-field.
- First Ball : Marlene Sherman, representing StubHub.
- 5th Inning : Phanatic will do a very special performance for his mother, Phoebe.
- 7th Inning : Mom's, along with Phanatic, takeover the dance on the dugout!
- Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School Day. National Anthem : Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School.
- God Bless America performed by Casey Cattie, local country singer from NJ.
- Phillies Charities, Inc. Silent Auction, First Base Plaza, 12:35 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. Benefits Phillies Charities, Inc.
- Dual Events at Sports Complex: The Broad Street Run is also on Sunday, May 5. Parts of Broad Street, both north and south bound, will be closed to traffic during the race. Additionally, ramps to Broad Street from I-95 and I-76 may be closed. Larger than normal crowds are expected on the Broad Street subway and regional Septa lines. Fans should monitor traffic conditions to avoid detours and delays.
Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at phillies.com, by calling 215-463-1000 or in-person at the First and Third Base Gate Ticket Windows as well as the Ticket Kiosks (24/7).
Traffic: Motorists are reminded they can log on to www.511pa.com,www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. A vast option of transit services is also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit
Social Media: Fans can follow the action before and during the game on www.facebook.com/phillies and via Twitter: @phillies, also featuring in-game "tweet your ticket" and other special opportunities - just for phollowers!
Extra! Extra! The 2013 Phillies Yearbook and Issue 2 of the 2013 Phillies Magazine, featuring Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere, available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.
Check it out: Help strike out ALS and join the fun at the Phillies Phestival on Thursday, May 16!