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The Phillies Salute the Military

Salute to Veterans Celebration presented by Toyota

Rucksacks to Back Packs School Supply Collection

The Phillies Ballgirls and representatives from Liberty USO collected school supplies for children of local service members at all gates on July 4 from 2:30 until the top of the 4th inning. The supplies will be delivered to military families who have a mother, father or guardian serving overseas. This initiative allows them to have one less thing to worry about when preparing for the upcoming school year. Phillies fans and the Phillies Wives combined to donate over 800 school supplies.

The following items will be collected:

  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Cases
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Markers
  • Crayons

Budweiser Folds of Honor Night

Budweiser Folds of Honor Night took place on Tuesday, July 3 at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. Folds of Honor is a charitable organization with a mission to empower military families by providing educational scholarships and assistance for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving. As part of the festivities, Kallie Santos, Folds of Honor scholarship recipient and nursing student, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and changed a base in the third inning.

Fans were invited to visit the Budweiser Folds of Honor kiosk at the First Base Gate Plaza to write thank you notes to military members. The notes were sent to military service men and women that are currently deployed.