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Phillies Ballpark Buzz: Top Things to Know for Rockies Series (June 12-14)

This week, the Phillies host the Colorado Rockies (June 12-14) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

Plus, All-Star Voting has begun! Fans can #VotePhillies at phillies.com/vote. During all home games before the All-Star Game, fans are invited to stop by the Phillies Campaign Center behind Section 105 on the Main Concourse and cast their 2018 All-Star ballots.

This week, the Phillies host the Colorado Rockies (June 12-14) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

Plus, All-Star Voting has begun! Fans can #VotePhillies at phillies.com/vote. During all home games before the All-Star Game, fans are invited to stop by the Phillies Campaign Center behind Section 105 on the Main Concourse and cast their 2018 All-Star ballots.

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

Citizens Bank and the Phillies are teaming up to help fight hunger in the Delaware Valley during Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. game. To support Philabundance and the 2018 Phans Feeding Families campaign, fans can:

  • Purchase a special Phans Feeding Families Theme Night Ticket. For each ticket sold, $8 will be donated to Philabundance, putting 16 meals on the table for those in need. 
  • Bring a donation of non-perishable food - and receive a BOGO ticket offer for various games. Recommended items include plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna and pasta.
  • Participate in the Phillies Charities 50/50 Raffle, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Philabundance.
  • Bid on one-of-a-kind signed memorabilia, both new and game-used, during the Phillies Charities Auction via the Ballpark App until June 15, with proceeds benefiting Philabundance. All items will be on display at the First Base Gate Plaza.
  • Make an online monetary donation to the campaign through Philabundance.org.
  1. U.S. Army Birthday Celebration on Wednesday.

Major General Troy Kok, Commanding General of the 99th Regional Support Command of the Army Reserve headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. game in honor of the U.S. Army's 243rd birthday on June 14.

Plus, the U.S. Army Honor Guard will present the colors and Staff Sergeant Jarred Hufford will be recognized as the Rothman Hometown Hero and change a base in the third inning.

  1. Greek Heritage Celebration featuring first pitch by Eagles' Maragos on Wednesday!

Also on Wednesday, fans are invited to join the American Hellenic Institute at Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies fifth annual Greek Heritage Celebration with Greek music and entertainment. The Hellenic Heritage Dance Group will perform at the entrance gates pregame and on-field during the fifth inning and world-renown crossover classical singer Anastasia Zannis will perform the National Anthem. A special Theme Night Ticket offer is also available here.

Plus, Philadelphia Eagles defensive back and Greek American Chris Maragos will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

  1. Jim Thome Hall of Fame Salute on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Phillies will honor 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jim Thome during a special pre-game ceremony on the 14th anniversary of his milestone 400th career home run, before the club's 1:05 p.m. game. On-field festivities kick off at 12:35 p.m. and feature surprise guests from Thome's career. Thome will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and his daughter, Lila, will perform the National Anthem.

The Phillies' salute is taking place in advance of the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 29 in Cooperstown, NY.

  1. Throw it back to the 80s on Thursday at the Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special. Plus, it's Nemours Kids Run the Bases!

Also happening on Thursday, fans are invited to head out of the office and enjoy an afternoon of baseball at the Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special. Phillies players will sport 1980s era powder blue uniforms on-field. Continuing with the retro theme, organist George Akerley will be adding organ music and flavor throughout the game.

Then, after the game, kids 14 and under are invited to go on-field participate in Nemours Kids Run the Bases.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all other 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 carry all games during the season.

Traffic Alert: Be aware that there will be two events taking place in the Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 13, the Phillies-Rockies game at 7:05 p.m. and a concert at the Wells Fargo Center at 8 p.m. 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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