Phillies Bethesda Project
A Phillies holiday tradition of 23 years continues at one of the largest homeless shelters in Philadelphia. On Monday, Dec. 12, more than 125 guests currently sheltering at Bethesda Project’s Our Brother’s Place were served a home-cooked holiday dinner by the Phillies family. All the holiday meals were donated and prepared by more than 65 Phillies front office volunteers, with The GIANT Company and Liberty Coke generously providing turkey and beverages. Among those who served the dinners were broadcasters Larry Andersen, Scott FranzkeandTom McCarthy*, *1993 National League championsMickey Morandini and Milt Thompson(also 2008 World Champion hitting coach), 1980 World Champion Dickie Nolesand Phillies Executive Vice President Dave Buck. The Phillie Phanatic will also be lending a helping hand. The event is part of the Phillies Season of Giving, where the team’s front office is paying it forward and celebrating the holiday season with various charitable events. Bethesda Project’s Our Brothers’ Place is an emergency shelter for homeless men, providing three meals a day and supportive services, including referrals to housing and treatment programs.
Photos by Miles Kennedy/Philadelphia Phillies