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Fan Appreciation Weekend: Top Things to Know for Final Phillies Series of the Season, September 28-30 vs. Atlanta Braves

This weekend, the Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park (September 28-30), during the final series of the season. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Let the bidding begin! Final Phillies Charities, Inc. Ballpark App auction features phantastic items. Plus, Paul Owens Award presentation to top Phillies minor league pitcher and player on Friday.

Every day of the Phillies series, fans can bid on signed, new and game-used items in the Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app until Monday, October 1. Items will be on display throughout the series at the First Base Gate Plaza starting on Friday, September 28.

This weekend, the Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park (September 28-30), during the final series of the season. Below are the top things to know.

  1. Let the bidding begin! Final Phillies Charities, Inc. Ballpark App auction features phantastic items. Plus, Paul Owens Award presentation to top Phillies minor league pitcher and player on Friday.

Every day of the Phillies series, fans can bid on signed, new and game-used items in the Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app until Monday, October 1. Items will be on display throughout the series at the First Base Gate Plaza starting on Friday, September 28.

Also on Friday, the Phillies will present the 2018 Paul Owens Awards to position player Austin Listi and left-handed pitcher David Parkinson before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game. This award was established in 1986 to honor the top player and pitcher in the minor league system and named in honor of Paul Owens, who spent 48 years in the Phillies organization as a scout, farm director, general manager, manager and senior advisor. Presenting the award will be Paul Owens' grandchildren joined by Matt Klentak, Phillies Vice President and General Manager.

  1. Students and teachers invited to Phillies #HighSchoolSeries on Friday!

Friday is also the Phillies final #HighSchoolSeries. High school students - and their parents and teachers - are invited to go behind-the-scenes prior to the game and learn from Phillies executives. Other highlights include:

  • Hear from a Phillies player about his high school and major league experience.
  • Take photos with the 1980 & 2008 World Series Trophies and meet Mickey Morandini, 1993 National League Champion Phillie and Club Ambassador, and the Phillies Ballgirls.

Visit phillies.com for a full list of speakers, as well as register for the event.

  1. Players honored for their community service at Saturday's Phillies Major and Minor League Service Awards presentation. Plus, the top Phillies scout to be presented with Dallas Green Award.

Prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game on Saturday, September 29, the Phillies Major and Minor League Service Awards will be presented on-field. The Phillies Major League Community Service Award will be presented to Rhys Hoskins in recognition of his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Philadelphia. Presenting the award will be John Weber, President of Phillies Charities, Inc.

Players in the Phillies minor league system volunteered nearly 900 hours during the 2018 season as part of the Step Up program. The Phillies Minor League Community Service Awards will be presented to the players with the highest number of volunteer hours for each minor league team:

  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs: Cole Irvin
  • Reading Fightin Phils: Damek Tomscha
  • Clearwater Threshers: Luke Williams
  • Lakewood BlueClaws: Zach Warren
  • Williamsport Crosscutters: Danny Mayer

Lee McDaniel, Phillies Director, Minor League Operations, will present the awards.

Also on Saturday, the Dallas Green Award will be presented to Phillies International Coordinator, Jesús Méndez. This award is presented annually to an amateur or professional scout who best exemplifies the Phillies' standard for scouting while demonstrating the same loyalty, work ethic and dedication as Dallas Green. Matt Klentak and Sal Agostinelli, Director, International Scouting, will present the award.

  1. Prizes and surprises in store for Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday!

Fans are invited to join the Phillies for the final game of the season on Sunday, September 30, at 3:05 p.m., featuring prizes and surprises throughout the entire game. Plus, all fans will be given a PGW 2019 Schedule Fathead featuring Aaron Nola at the entrance gates.

  1. Phillies' Lee McDaniel to receive team's highest honor: The Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award, presented by Montgomery and Jean Ashburn on Sunday.

Also on-field prior to Sunday's Phillies game, David Montgomery, Phillies Chairman, and Jean Ashburn, daughter of the late Phillies' Hall of Famer and broadcaster Richie Ashburn, will present Lee McDaniel with the newly-renamed Richie Ashburn & David Montgomery Special Achievement Award, presented annually to an employee who demonstrates the same loyalty, dedication and passion for baseball as the award's namesake.

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 and radio broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV will carry all games during the season.

Traffic Alert: There will be two events taking place in the Sports Complex on September 28 at Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center. Please be aware that some parking lots may be unavailable or fill quicker than normal. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate areas to park if your usual lot of choice is full. 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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