Philadelphia, PA - On Thursday, May 11, the entire Phillies family will host the Phillies Phestival at Citizens Bank Park. This fun-filled autograph and auction party for fans of all ages is held to help strike out ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), the devastating neuromuscular condition for which there is no known cause or cure.
The event is 4 - 6 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets and admission packages are available at www.phillies.com/philliesphestival or by calling 215-463-1000. Highlights include:
- Player autograph sessions & the chance to throw in the bullpens
- Photo booth sessions with Charlie Manuel, Phillies 2008 World Series Manager, and the Phillie Phanatic
- Silent auction featuring dozens of items from around the world of sports
- Fun for all ages including the Games of Baseball, Phanatic Phun Zone, Every Roll's a Winner, and grab bags with memorabilia
Fans can use #StrikeOutALS to share and see pictures and highlights from the event and show their support in the fight to end ALS.
Since 1984, the Phillies have raised more than $17 million for The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's patient services and research. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter and the Phillies have been part of the fight against ALS from the Chapter's earliest days. ALS, a progressive neuromuscular disease, is also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" after the Yankees first baseman who succumbed to this devastating neurological disease. For more information and a preview of silent auction items, please visit phillies.com/philliesphestival.