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 Phillies Charities, Inc.
If the Phillies are known for their spirit and drive, then Phillies Charities is recognized as being the heart of the organization. Since 1994, over 150 different charities and non-profit organizations have benefited from contributions and support from Phillies Charities, Inc.
 

 Phillies Baseball Academy Summer Camps
The Phillies Baseball Academy offers campers an unforgettable baseball experience, an experience they will treasure for a lifetime. During each magical week, campers feel like real Major Leaguers as they take the field in their very own Phillies uniform and learn from baseball's best.
 

 RBI
RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities) is a Phillies-sponsored program with leagues throughout the city. Two All-Star teams represent Philadelphia in a national RBI tournament involving over 140 cities.
 

 The Starting Nine
In a new feature, the Phillies will send out Phantom Phans before each Sunday home game to roam the stadium, in search of the nine kids who are supporting their hometown heroes by sporting Phillies red. The Phantom Phans will make nine randomly-selected kids the lucky ones to go on the field before the game and meet a Phillies player.
 

 Youth Baseball
The Phillies have always been dedicated to developing youth baseball in the Philadelphia area. From hosting high school all-star tournaments to refurbishing neighborhood fields, the Phillies continue to lend a hand in the development of young players.
 

 Adopt-a-School Program
Participating in the School District's program, the Phillies "adopted" an elementary school (A.S. Jenks School) and a high school (Fels High School) over 10 years ago. Each school has received educational materials, Phillies items for fundraising and player or front office personnel appearances.
 

 Boy Scouts Explorers Program
Since 1988, this educational co-ed program for high school students helps them learn about the business of baseball and available careers in sports.
 

 Free Library of Philadelphia Summer Reading Program
Since 1991, the Phillies have sponsored the Free Library's reading program by providing incentives for the 60,000 first-to-eighth graders involved yearly in the program. 5,000 tickets are donated to the program and awarded to the top readers.
 

 Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Beginning in 1997, one college scholarship is awarded annually to a student/athlete participating in the RBI League program. The student receives a gift of $1,500 towards their education.
 

 Kids' Night Ticketing Program
For over 15 years, the Phillies have provided tickets for students that get straight "A" or improving grades. Over 35,000 tickets are distributed annually to elementary, middle and high school students.
 

 MS ReadaThon
In place for over 15 years, the MS ReadaThon encourages young readers to read their favorite books while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis. Students solicit family and friends as sponsors and receive Phillies tickets as an incentive for participating in the program. The top fundraisers (over $500 ) receive a special evening at the stadium including dinner and a pre-game behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.
 

 NSTEP (National Spit Tobacco Education Program)
Program for kids initiated by Major League Baseball to create awareness through education about the dangers of spit tobacco.
 

 Back to School Nights
Begun in 1999 as an extension to the Kids' Night Program, this program welcomes students in grades K-12 back to school with Phillies tickets.
 

 Visit the Vet
One of the Phillies' most popular programs, behind-the-scenes tours of Veterans Stadium have been given to school groups during the off-season since 1983. Over 5,000 children attend yearly.
 

 Hospitals which benefit from the Phillies:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Seashore House, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Magee Rehabilitation Center, A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center
 

 Speakers' Bureau
For more than 15 years, current and former players, coaches and front office personnel have spoken at hundreds of events throughout the Delaware Valley including schools, little leagues, business meetings and service organizations.
 

 Dickie Noles S.A.V.E.S. Program
Former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles created the S.A.V.E.S. Program over eight years ago. S.A.V.E.S. (Students Attitudes Values Education Substance Abuse) offers seven different programs, geared to different age levels, specializing in substance abuse education and prevention. It has been sponsored by Independence Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield. Noles is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and makes over 225 appearances annually.
 

 Breaking Barriers
Begun in 1999, this new school program focuses on Jackie Robinson's values as a teaching tool. The program was developed by Jackie's daughter, Sharon Robinson.
 

 AAA Mid-Atlantic Safeties Night
Each year, approximately 10,000 school safeties are rewarded for their efforts in school with an outing at the stadium. The safeties come from schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties who volunteer as crossing guards and bus patrol.