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Chevrolet Father's Appreciation Day & More! What to Know for Phillies vs. Red Sox (6/14-15) & Diamondbacks (6/16-18)

This week, the Phillies host the Boston Red Sox (June 14-15) followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks (June 16-18). Below are the top five things to know; plus, prepare for your visit to Citizens Bank Park by checking out What's New at the Ballpark in food, fashion and fandom.

  1. Help fight hunger at Phans Feeding Families Night and food drive on Wednesday.

Citizens Bank and the Phillies are teaming up to help fight hunger in the Delaware Valley with the 7th annual Phans Feeding Families game on Wednesday, June 14, during that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Red Sox.

This week, the Phillies host the Boston Red Sox (June 14-15) followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks (June 16-18). Below are the top five things to know; plus, prepare for your visit to Citizens Bank Park by checking out What's New at the Ballpark in food, fashion and fandom.

  1. Help fight hunger at Phans Feeding Families Night and food drive on Wednesday.

Citizens Bank and the Phillies are teaming up to help fight hunger in the Delaware Valley with the 7th annual Phans Feeding Families game on Wednesday, June 14, during that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Red Sox.

In addition to purchasing a Phans Feeding Families Theme Night Ticket benefiting Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, fans may support the cause by participating in the Phillies Charities 50/50 Raffle, making an online monetary donation to the campaign through Philabundance.org or simply spreading awareness to fight hunger using #PhansFeed on social media.

Another way to support the cause is by bidding on signed, new and game-used items in a Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app starting on Wednesday, June 14, and ending on Sunday, June 18. Items will be on display at the First Base Gate Plaza on Wednesday and Sunday.

A food drive will also be held at all gates; recommended items include plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna and pasta. Fans who donate will receive a BOGO ticket offer for select dates. Plus, be on the lookout for a very special ceremonial first pitch, in recognition of the need to fight hunger.

Also on Wednesday, all fans will receive an MLB Network Tote Bag at the gates.

  1. Irish Heritage Celebration Thursday!

On Thursday, June 15, fans will be treated to the 11th annual Irish Heritage Celebration at Citizens Bank Park at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game versus the Red Sox. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. for great music and entertainment:

  • Schools of Irish dance will perform on-field to the music of Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums, Pipe Major: Cullen Kirkpatrick & Drum Major: Pete Hand.
  • Marisa Berry, 2017 Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe, and Tara Grandich, 2017 Philadelphia Rose of Tralee, will be introduced on-field.
  • AOH Montgomery County Division 1 Color Guard will present the colors.
  • Celtic music group RUNA will perform the National Anthem.
  1. Savvy on social? Tweet and have some fun at Friday's #PhilliesSocial.

The next #PhilliesSocial is on Friday, June 16, before and during the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Diamondbacks game! This special theme night ticket includes batting practice from a special viewing area, a #PhilliesSocial shirt, a game ticket on the Scoreboard Porch and $12 worth of concession credit. Also, #PhilliesSocial attendees are eligible for exclusive pregame and in-game social giveaways. Check out how to join in on the fun here.

  1. W.B. Mason Collectible Truck for all kids coming to the ballpark! Plus, cheers to the weekend with Bud & Burger Night and an XFINITY Live! Phillies Gameday Party on Saturday.

On Saturday, June 17, during the 4:05 p.m. Phillies game versus the Diamondbacks, all kids 14 and under will receive a W.B. Mason Collectible Truck at the entrance gates.

Plus, fans 21 and over are invited to stop by the Budweiser Rooftop at Citizens Bank Park for Bud & Burger Night with specials on Budweiser.

Also, fans can head across the street to XFINITY Live! before and after Saturday's game for the Official Phillies Gameday Party. Phillies fun includes guest appearances by Phillies Alumni Gary "Sarge" Matthews, 3 - 4 p.m., and Mickey Morandini, for one hour immediately following the game. Post-game specials include $3 select drafts and 50% off appetizers for one hour following the game. After EVERY game, the fun continues with XFINITY Live! Post-Game Specials, available one hour immediately following the game.

  1. Celebrate Dad at Phillies Chevrolet Father's Appreciation Day on Sunday. Plus, special father-son ceremonial pitch with Phillies' Velasquez.

The Phillies are paying tribute to all dads before and during the 1:35 p.m. Phillies-Diamondbacks game on Sunday, June 18, with Chevrolet Father's Appreciation Day. The day will also be dedicated to bringing awareness to prostate cancer.

  • Vince Velasquez's father, Leonard Velasquez, will represent all dads with a special ceremonial first pitch to his son.
  • The Phillies are encouraging fans to "Take a Swing at Prostate Cancer" to keep dad in the game, a cause which supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation in collaboration with MLB and MLBPA:
    • Players will sport new uniforms to commemorate Father's Day and support prostate cancer awareness.
    • Players will wear blue wristbands and use blue-stitched baseballs. There will also be special blue base jewels on the bases.
    • Fans can join in the fight against prostate cancer by making a pledge of any amount for each home run hit over Father's Day weekend, here.
  • In honor of dads everywhere, all men 15 and over will receive a Hawaiian Shirt, compliments of Chevrolet.

Also on Sunday, fans everywhere can bid on signed, new and game-used items during the final day of the Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app, benefiting Philabundance. Items will be on display at the First Base Gate Plaza.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will host all games during the season. CSN Philly will stream the games, as well as the pre- and post-game shows, on www.csnphilly.com and on the NBC Sports app.

Traffic: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complexes: the Philadelphia Soul will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the Wells Fargo Center and U2 will perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, at Lincoln Financial Field. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

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