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Ballpark Buzz for Phillies vs. Red Sox weekend series, Sept. 14-15

September 13, 2019

The Boston Red Sox are in town during the final series of the Phillies homestand starting on Saturday, September 14, to Sunday, September 15. Here’s a look at some of the highlights: 1) Before Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. game, children battling pediatric cancer will be honored for their bravery during a

The Boston Red Sox are in town during the final series of the Phillies homestand starting on Saturday, September 14, to Sunday, September 15. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

1) Before Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. game, children battling pediatric cancer will be honored for their bravery during a special pregame ceremony on #PhilliesGoGold! Nemours Childhood Cancer Awareness Night.

• Be in your seats at 6:30 p.m. for a heartwarming moment as families affected by childhood cancer, along with the doctors and nurses who care for their children, will hold a large yellow ribbon in centerfield. At the same time, several brave children battling pediatric cancer will also be on the field and stand next to players during a Lineup of Courage. In addition, that night’s national anthem and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” will be performed by two childhood cancer survivors.

• The evening also includes a special theme night ticket offer in partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in which fans receive a limited-edition Phillie Phanatic Childhood Cancer Awareness Blanket (for the first 2,000 purchasers), as well as a $4 discount off tickets in locations regularly priced $47 and under. Plus, $8 from each theme night ticket purchased will benefit Childhood Cancer research at Nemours Foundation.

2) Also happening Saturday, the top Phillies minor league pitcher and player will be presented with the Paul Owens Awards on-field prior to the game.

• The Phillies will present the 2019 Paul Owens Awards to position player Alec Bohm and left-handed pitcher Ethan Lindow. 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.

3) There’s a lot happening at Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. game including the Phanatic test driving the grand prize of Toyota’s ‘The Phans That Drive Us’ car giveaway sweepstakes, Phillies Charities Jersey Sale and naturalization ceremony on-field. Plus, all kids 14 and under will receive a W.B. Mason Collectible Truck!

• At 11:00 a.m. on Citizens Bank Way, be on the lookout for the Phanatic and 1993 National League Champion Mickey Morandini, who will be test driving (weather permitting) a 2020 Toyota Corolla, the grand prize of Toyota’s ‘The Phans That Drive Us’ car-giveaway sweepstakes, now underway at phillies.com/phansthatdriveussweeps. Click here for sweepstakes details on how Toyota is saluting fans and stop by the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame in Ashburn Alley to check out the car, which will be on display throughout the weekend.

• From 11:35 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., visit the Phillies Charities, Inc. Jersey Sale at the First Base Gate Plaza, where hundreds of signed and unsigned, new, team-issued and game-used jerseys will be available (while supplies last).

• At 12:30 p.m., 15 new citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance, led by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Juan R. Sanchez. The event is part of the federal courts’ annual educational outreach program to prepare the public for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and a day that celebrates native-born and naturalized citizens.

4) Fans should be aware of various travel restrictions on I-76 throughout the weekend for construction in Center City Philadelphia.

• Motorists will be directed to use alternate routes. Click here for details.

• 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.

Other need-to-know information:

Gate Openings: The main gates open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time, with the Left Field Gate/Ashburn Alley and a portion of the Third Base Gate granting access to Pass and Stow open 2 hours before the game.

Parking Lot Openings: All parking lots open 5 hours prior to game time.

Broadcast Information: The games will air on NBCSP and will be available via live stream for authenticated subscribers on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s MyTeams app. The game on 9/14 will be broadcast on WIP (94.1 FM) and WTTM (1680 AM - Spanish) and the game on 9/15 will be broadcast on 1210 WPHT and WTTM (1680 AM - Spanish).

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