Phillies Charities, Inc. Announces 2022 Community Heroes; More Than $1.8 Million Grants Awarded to Charitable Causes
Phillies Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Philadelphia Phillies, is concluding its month-long Season of Giving with the announcement of its 2022 Community Heroes as it celebrates extraordinary area charities who are going above and beyond to provide vital resources to those in need. Collectively, Phillies Charities, Inc. will be awarding more than $1.8 million in grants so their important work can continue.
“Thanks to the support of our fans, players and their wives/significant others, front office employees and sponsors, Phillies Charities, Inc. is honored to award more than $1.8 million in grants to outstanding organizations who provide much-needed services to our community,” said Phillies Charities, Inc. President John Weber. “We applaud all our grant recipients for going above and beyond in helping those who need it most and look forward to saluting our community heroes prior to the game on April 26 at Citizens Bank Park.”
Community Heroes (listed below) will each receive a $25,000 grant and are comprised of 40 charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, as well as near the Phillies minor league affiliates in Clearwater, Reading and Lehigh Valley.
In addition, Phillies Charities, Inc. has awarded a total of $591,000 in grants to various community partners including The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Bethesda Project, Clearwater for Youth, Police Athletic League, Richie Ashburn-Harry Kalas Foundation and the Tug McGraw Foundation, among others. Another $235,000 in grants was also awarded to 12 player-supported charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, PAWS, St. John’s Hospice and Team Red White & Blue.
Please see below for this year’s Phillies Charities, Inc. Community Heroes, as well as more information on the team’s Season of Giving.
2022 Phillies Charities, Inc. Community Heroes
ABOUT THE PHILLIES SEASON OF GIVING
The announcement of the Phillies Charities, Inc. Community Heroes and grant recipients is part of the team’s Season of Giving. Efforts also included several charitable events throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area, all aimed at spreading holiday cheer.
Among the highlights: the Phillies front office prepared and served holiday meals for residents at The Bethesda Project’s “Our Brother’s Place” and Hope Lodge, hosted a Phillies holiday party in partnership with the Police Athletic League for children at the Ford PAL Center, made a special holiday gift drop-off for patients at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and partnered with the Kisses for Kyle Foundation to surprise a young boy battling cancer with a Winter Wonderland Holiday Surprise Parade. In addition, more than one hundred gift cards were donated by Phillies employees as part of a Phillies Family Giving Drive, which benefited those receiving services from Bringing Hope Home, Laurel House, Valley Youth House and People’s Emergency Center.
For more information, visit phillies.com/community.