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Phillies Phestival returns on Monday, July 28
07/21/2008 5:48 PM ET
Join the players and their wives, as well as broadcasters, ballgirls and entire Phillies staff, at the annual Phillies Phestival on Monday, July 28, at Citizens Bank Park. This fun-filled autograph and auction party for all ages is held with the goal to strike out ALS, the devastating neuromuscular condition for which there is no known cause or cure. This year's goal is to raise over $800,000 - and all fans are invited to take part in the cause. Gates open at 5 p.m. Parking is free.

Highlights include:

The opportunity to meet the entire Phillies team including players, broadcasters, coaches, the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls!

Photo booths [SOLD OUT] with 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins and pitching ace Cole Hamels.

Charlie Manuel Dugout Photo Booth : For $30, fans can also receive a photo taken in the dugout with the manager of the 2007 NL East Champions and also receive a commemorative lineup card.

Plenty of games and prizes including Every Roll's A Winner, Citizens Bank Games of Baseball and Grab Bags with autographed items, used jerseys, equipment and other surprises!

A live auction beginning at 8 p.m., with items such as a baseball signed by the 1937 N.Y. Yankees, including "The Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig... a signed 2007 MVP season game-used Jimmy Rollins home jersey... an Alex Rodriguez game-used 2007 MVP season signed and inscribed bat... and more! For a full listing of items go to

A silent auction from 5-8 p.m., with over 150 items that include collections of bats, balls, caps and other autographed memorabilia from players and celebrities! For a full listing of items, go to

In 2007 alone the Phillies Phestival raised over $720,000. To date, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association and the Phillies have generated more than $9.4 million dollars, with proceeds going toward research at ALS Association Centers at Pennsylvania Hospital and Hershey Medical Center, along with much-needed patient care services.

TICKETS (autograph stations and Jimmy Rollins/Cole Hamels photo booths are sold out).

To purchase admission-only tickets - or make a donation to the cause - go to or call 215-463-1000.

Admission: $10 (no autographs)
Children's Admission: $5 (for kids 3-10, no autographs)
Auction-only Package: $20 (admission and live auction registration)
Live Auction Registration: $10

For more info, go to

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