02/15/2009 10:59 AM ET
Phillies World Series trophy part of Clearwater Phan Fest
The 10th annual Phan Fest in Clearwater, FL, will have a new twist this year, an appearance by the Phillies 2008 World Series Trophy. The event will take place on Friday night (February 20) at Bright House Field. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for Phan Fest.
Taking a page from other recent World Series champions, the Phillies started taking the Championship Trophy on tour last month. Phan Fest is the first of several Trophy appearances in Clearwater.
Helping the Community
Proceeds from Phan Fest will go to Phillies Charities, Inc. The proceeds will be equally divided between Clearwater For Youth, Clearwater Little League and the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
A check presentation will take place prior to one of the spring training games next month.
Trophy Photo Booth
Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the Trophy from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The $15.00 includes a 5x7" print and a frame.
Other Trophy Dates
On Saturday, February 21, the Trophy will appear at the Countryside Little League season opening festivities at 1:30 p.m. Dickie Noles, a member of the 1980 World Champion Phillies, will also be present at this Clearwater event.
The Trophy will also appear at Carpenter Field at 10 a.m. on this date during the Phillies workout.
The Trophy will return for spring training games at Bright House Field, March 4, March 31 and April 2. During the Clearwater Threshers' Florida State League season, the Trophy and Phillie Phanatic will appear at the May 16 game.
Six Phillies players will sign autographs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The players will be set up in two autograph stations on the Main Concourse.
Cost per station is $15.00 and includes one autograph from each of the three players at that station. Additional autograph coupons, one at a time, will be available for purchase until the supply is exhausted.
Autographed items from the Phillies will be available during a silent auction (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.).
The items will be displayed on the Main Concourse next to the Diamond Outfitters store.
Game-worn jerseys from the Phillies major and minor leaguers will be available for purchase at a separate location also on the Main Concourse.
Phillie Phanatic and Phinley, mascot of the Clearwater Threshers, will be on hand to entertain fans.
Plus, raffles . . . Kids Zone . . . Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion . . . food and games.
The evening concludes with an aerial fireworks show at 8:05 p.m.