The Phillies Phestival is back for its annual autograph and auction party.
The festival is held to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the devastating neuromuscular condition that has no known cause or cure. ALS is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” named after the Yankees’ Hall-of-Fame third baseman that developed the condition in 1939 and later died from it.
Players, wives, coaches, broadcasters and ballgirls will make their way out to the field on Thursday, July 26, at Citizens Bank Park. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. for fans.
At this year’s event, there will be more than 20 autograph stations and four player photo booths. Fans will have the chance to win prizes from plenty of fun-filled games including Every Roll’s A Winner, Wheel of Chance, Citizens Bank Games of Baseball, the Phanatic Phun Zone and Grab Bags.
The festival also includes a silent and live auction featuring autographed items and team memorabilia. Among some of the items that will be auctioned off include autographed 2011 game-used jerseys, an autographed 2008 World Series team bat, and a 2013 Phillies Phantastic Voyage Trip for two.
Tickets go on sale on June 11, at 9:00 a.m. with prices that range from $5 to $50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-463-1000.