Friday, February 20, 2009

Phillies Phan Fest Tonight

Brighthouse Field Clearwater Florida 6-8 Pm - Fireworks start at 8 pm

The event will once again feature something for fans of all ages, including player autographs and several games and activities for children. Admission is free. The City of Clearwater Department of Parks and Recreation, the Phillies and Clearwater Threshers are sponsors of the event.

Autographs: Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer, Geoff Jenkins, Kyle Kendrick, Carlos Ruiz, Pedro Feliz, So Taguchi and Greg Dobbs will sign autographs from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The players will be set up in two stations. Cost is $15.00 per station, which will include four autographs. Fan may purchase additional coupons while supplies last.

Photo Booth: Phillies Alumni Club legends Garry Maddox and Gary Matthews will be stationed at the Photo Booth on the main concourse behind home plate from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The $15.00 fee will include a photo of the two former Phillies as well as an autograph.

Silent Auction: This year's auction will feature close to 40 items, including bats, jerseys and balls signed by current and former Phillies. The auction will take place on the third base side of the main concourse.

Raffle: There will be three prizes for this year's raffle: 2006 MVP Ryan Howard autographed bat, 2007 MVP Jimmy Rollins autographed ball, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt autographed ball. Raffle tickets will be sold at various locations in the ballpark at $2.00 each and three for $5.00. The winning tickets will be drawn at 7:45 p.m.

Yard Sale: Discounted, game-worn jerseys from Phillies major and minor league players and coaches will be available at the yard sale, located on the first base side of the main concourse. Prices will range from $25 to $150.

Fireworks: The evening concludes with a large aerial fireworks show that will start shortly after 8:00 p.m.

Mascots: The Phillie Phanatic will travel from Philadelphia to make a special appearance at Phan Fest. He'll be joined by Threshers mascot Phinley.

Special Feature: Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee will take part in a book signing at Phan Fest for his new release "My View From The Corner." Dundee has trained several world champion boxers, including Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Kids Activities: Face painters, speed pitch, moon bounce, playground in left field and rock climbing will be among the activities available for kids.

Phillies Charities, Inc.: Phan Fest proceeds will go to Phillies Charities, Inc, which in turn will distribute the dollars to Clearwater For Youth, Clearwater Little League and Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

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