Top Things to Know for Phillies-Blue Jays Series (May 25-27)

This weekend, the Phillies host the Toronto Blue Jays (May 25-27) at Citizens Bank Park. Here are the top things to know.

May 24th, 2018

This weekend, the Phillies host the Toronto Blue Jays (May 25-27) at Citizens Bank Park. Below are the top things to know.

The Phillies and the Pennsylvania SPCA are teaming up to help animals in need at the annual Phillies Wives Save a Pet at the Park, held at the First Base Gate Plaza, at Friday's 7:05 p.m. game. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption through the PSPCA, as well as a Mystery Ball sale. There will be a Phillies Charities, Inc. auction benefitting the PSPCA featuring signed, new and game-used items on display, with bidding until Tuesday, May 29 only through the Ballpark app.

There will also be a collection for new pet toys and new or used towels and blankets for pets in need at the First Base and Left Field Gates.

In addition, fans and their favorite four-legged friends will take over Citizens Bank Park for Phillies Bark at the Park. Over 350 dogs and their human companions will be attending this sold-out event.

In recognition of MLB's PLAY BALL initiative, youth ballplayers and coaches will parade on-field before Saturday's 4:05 p.m. game. Plus, nine lucky youngsters will be randomly selected to exchange their caps with a Phillies player.

Also, all kids 14 and under will receive MLB PLAY BALL Water Bottle proudly supported by Chevrolet.

There will also be a Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive to benefit Pitch In For Baseball. Bins will be located at all gates for fans to donate new and gently-used baseball and softball equipment.

Also on Saturday, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Simmons was unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team and is currently a finalist for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

Plus, Bud & Burger Night is back! Phillies alum and Club Ambassador Mickey Morandini will be at the new Boardwalk Burger stand at the Left Field Gate from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. to sign autographs and chat with fans. Fans 21+ are invited to enjoy specials on Budweiser throughout the ballpark. Plus, at the Hatfield grill stands at Sections 106, 120, 135 and 136, and the Boardwalk Burger stand, discounts on Bud & Burgers will be available.

On Saturday and Sunday, the entire Phillies roster will wear a Memorial Day uniform with a new camouflage-designed cap, jersey and socks, all featuring five stars to represent the five branches of the military.

On Sunday, May 27, the Phillies will hold a very special Phillies First Responder's Day salute presented by Toyota before the 1:35 p.m. game. Highlights include:

All kids 14 and under will receive a Toyota Rhys Hoskins Starting Lineup Figure, packaged with a custom baseball card.

Plus, the first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets through the First Responder's Day presented by Toyota Theme Nights Page will receive an exclusive knit hat giveaway.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all 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: 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.