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Phillies Ballpark Buzz: Top Five Things to Know for Braves Series (August 28-30)

This week, the Atlanta Braves are coming to Philadelphia for a three-game series (August 28-30). Below are the top five things to know when coming to Citizens Bank Park.

  1. Phillies Junior RBI World Series Champions to be recognized Monday before that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Braves!

On Monday, Aug. 28, the Phillies Junior RBI World Series Champions Team, including Mo'ne Davis, will be honored on-field before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game. Other highlights include:

This week, the Atlanta Braves are coming to Philadelphia for a three-game series (August 28-30). Below are the top five things to know when coming to Citizens Bank Park.

  1. Phillies Junior RBI World Series Champions to be recognized Monday before that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Braves!

On Monday, Aug. 28, the Phillies Junior RBI World Series Champions Team, including Mo'ne Davis, will be honored on-field before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game. Other highlights include:

  • The 18U, 16U, 14U All-Star Softball Teams and the Senior RBI All-Star Baseball Team will be recognized on-field.
  • Gabriela Colon, student at Olney Charter High School and second baseman for the Phillies Softball All-Star Team during the RBI World Series, will be recognized as the 2017 Phillies Jackie Robinson Scholarship recipient. Gabriela will be heading to Franklin & Marshall College in the fall.
  • As a sponsor of the Phillies Urban Youth Academy, your Local Chevy Dealers will award Phillies/MLB Urban Youth Academy Scholarships to members of the Phillies Urban Youth Academy program.
  • Turkey Hill Dairy will present a $10,000 check for their support of the Phillies RBI League program.
  1. Every dog has its day and that day is Monday, for Phillies Bark at the Park!

Also on Monday, Aug. 28, fans and their favorite four-legged friends are invited to take over Citizens Bank Park at the Phillies Bark at the Park.

The $50 Admission Package for ONE Adult and ONE Dog includes the following:

  • Game tickets in Sections 306 - 310
  • $12 worth of concession credit on the human ticket
  • Each dog will receive an exclusive Bark at the Park bandana
  • Some proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

There will be a special dogs-only activity center located at the "break area" behind sections 210/211. PAWS Animal Shelter will also have adoptable dogs at the activity center.

Plus, be sure to visit the Right Field Gate, where there will be a PAWS collection for pets in need. Wish list items include bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, trash bags (heavy duty/contractor only), bath towels and fleece blankets, and canned dog, cat and kitten food (no dry food).

  1. Fans can have phun at Phillies Phitness Night presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation Tuesday!

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, fans are invited to come out and have phun at the Phillies Phitness Night presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation during the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game vs. the Braves. The Bucks County Bungee Jumpers will perform on-field during the fifth inning.

Phillies Phitness presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation encourages students in kindergarten through high school to take steps now toward a healthy future through smart food choices and exercise. To learn how to enroll your school, after-school or summer camp program in Phillies Phitness visit phillies.com/phitness or email community@phillies.com.

  1. Members of the military to be honored as Rothman Hometown Heroes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

During the game on Tuesday, two esteemed members of the military will be honored as Rothman Hometown Heroes. U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Nelson Reyes, who is retiring after 20 years of service, and Nick Liermann, who served active duty as a captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently serves as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and as the CEO of Team Foster, a group that connects wounded combat vets with service dogs, will each change a base during the third inning.

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, Senior Chief Gerard Boyle, U.S. Navy, will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Hero and change a base during the third inning of the 1:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game.

  1. Soak up the final days of summer at Wednesday's Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special!

Also on Wednesday, fans are invited to head out of the office and enjoy an afternoon of baseball at the Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special during the 1:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game. It's a great way to kick back with coworkers or entertain a client.

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: 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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