NOTE: Tickets are available for the Braves series at phillies.com. Standing room only tickets will go on sale at 4:00 p.m. for games on July 6 & 7 … at 9:00 a.m. for the game on July 8.
Online: Follow the action before and during the game on facebook.com/phillies, @philaphillies and @phillies.
Everyone Stay Cool! Fans are reminded to keep hydrated this weekend. Complimentary water will be given to all fans at any South Philadelphia Market concession stand.
Citizens Bank Glove Drive: Fans are encouraged to donate new and gently used gloves all season long at the Citizens Bank kiosk in Ashburn Alley to benefit children in the Phillies Jr. RBI League.
Traffic/Transit: Motorists are reminded they can log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. Transit services are also available … for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.
"Need Help?" Text Service: If there is a medical, security or cleaning emergency during home games at Citizens Bank Park, fans can text the word "PHILLIES" [space], with issue and location to 69050. The Phillies will automatically reply with a text with how they will respond.
ATLANTA BRAVES (July 6-8)
FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, WDAS 1480 AM (Spanish).
Salute to Veterans Night. Veterans representing each of the conflicts from World War II to present day will be introduced on-field.
- Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance: Cpl Rusty Carter.
- Honor Guard: Members of the Bensalem and Sun Valley JRMROTC will carry the 50 state flags and provide the Honor Guard.
- Color Guard: All service color guard.
- National Anthem: Major Nicholle Gousie, Joint-Force Headquarters, Massachusetts Army National Guard.
- God Bless America: JRMROTC Cadet Rosie Carrillo.
- First Ball: Patrick Aitken, representing Horizon Services.
- Special Welcome: Sink or Swim.
- Earlier in the Day: Phillies Baseball Academy (Great Valley High School), 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 7:15 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 4:45 p.m.; Other gates - 5:15 p.m. … Broadcast: FOX, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, MEGA 1310 AM (Spanish).
- Pennsylvania Lottery will provide all fans 18 and older with a coupon voucher for a BOGO Treasure Hunt scratch-off ticket.
- Employees of the Month for June.
- First Ball: Honorable George Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater, FL.
- Special Welcome: Holy Ghost High School.
- Player Ticket Programs: Lee's VIPs - Cliff Lee will host children from CHOP; Doc's Box - Roy Halladay will host children from DuPont Hospital for Children; Hamels' Heroes - Cole Hamels will host members of the military from the USO of Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey.
SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 11:05 a.m.; Other gates - 11:35 a.m. … Broadcast: PHL 17, TBS, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, WDAS 1480 AM (Spanish).
ShopRite Partners in Caring Food Drive. Everyone can participate in a food drive where every can counts! Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to the ShopRite Can Can truck parked on Citizens Bank Way between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to receive a free ShopRite reusable grocery bag, while supplies last. Donations will also be accepted at all entrance gates. All donations benefit Philabundance.
- Highlights include: Music by WOGL 98.1, ShopRite Can Can dancers, special appearances by the Phillie Phanatic and Greg "the Bull" Luzinski, and much more!
- Majestic All-Star Sendoff. Carlos Ruiz, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and the Phanatic will be presented their All-Star jerseys in recognition of being chosen to play in the All-Star Game in Kansas City on Tuesday, July 10.
- National Anthem: Keystone State Boychoir.
God Bless America performed by WXPN's Michael Scott.