The Phillies and The GIANT Company are teaming up to host their annual Summer of Giving, featuring unique contact-less events that celebrate healthcare heroes, as well as organizations that provide valuable services to those in need.
“We’re excited to host this great lineup of summer events with The GIANT Company, all created in the spirit of giving,” said Michele DeVicaris, Director, Phillies Charities & Community Events. “From Phanatic pizza deliveries to our healthcare heroes, along with virtual Phillies fun and games for seniors and families battling illness, we hope to bring lots of cheer to those who need it most.”
In addition, Phillies Charities, Inc. has donated over $100,000 in grants this summer to various non profit organizations including the city’s Playstreets Program, which provides a safe, fun place for Philadelphia’s children to play in the summer. Other charitable grants were also awarded to the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Bethesda Project, Magee Rehabilitation, Police Athletic League, and the Tug McGraw Foundation.
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**Phillies Summer of Giving presented by The GIANT Company Lineup **
- On Thursday, July 30, the Phillie Phanatic will make a special lunchtime trip to Nemours duPont Hospital for Children where he will help distribute 100 boxes of Seasons Pizzas to the hospital’s healthcare heroes. Workers at Jefferson Health will also receive Seasons Pizzas that day as well.
- On Wednesday, August 5, more than 250 doctors, nurses and staff (along with their families) from Nemours Children’s Health System and Jefferson Health will be treated to a Phillies Healthcare Heroes Virtual Appreciation Night. The special event will be hosted by Phillies Director of Public Affairs Scott Palmer, and feature a guest appearance by a Phillies alumnus, along with plenty of Phillies fun and surprises, including prizes from The GIANT Company.
- Other events in August include Phillies Virtual Bingo, where members of St. Joseph’s Manor nursing home will get the chance to play this popular game with host Scott Palmer and a former player. Highlights also include a much-needed break for families battling illness, thanks to a Virtual Movie From Home Night, with families receiving a free baseball-themed movie and lots of movie-time snacks, courtesy of The GIANT Company. The team also recently hosted a Virtual Family Feud Night with family members from local Marines, Air Force, Navy and Army through Team Foster.
- Also taking place is a Phillies Family Toy Drive, with front office workers donating toys to be distributed during the holidays to organization’s helping children in need.