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(Reading, Pa.)---In 2010, the Reading Phillies announced their top ten promotions. The
next season, the team released even more fun-filled promotions by presenting a top twenty
list. In what can only be described as an all-star slate of exciting nights
and must-have giveaways, the R-Phils have upped the ante once more.
Our staff has really worked hard this offseason putting together this jam-packed
promotional schedule, said R-Phils General Manager Scott Hunsicker. I think
our fans will be very excited to see what we have in store for the 2012 season.
Last week, the Reading Phillies announced the first five of their top
30 promotions of the 2012 season. As part of the six-part series, the R-Phils are pleased
to announce part six, promotions number 1 through 5.
1. Baseballtown All-Star Classic featuring the largest Fireworks display of the
season-For the first time since 1974, the Eastern League All-Star Game will be
coming to Baseballtown. On Wednesday, July 11, the Reading Phillies will be hosting the
Baseballtown All-Star Classic where all-stars from the Eastern (Binghamton, New Britain,
New Hampshire, Portland, Reading, and Trenton) and Western Division (Akron, Altoona,
Bowie, Erie, Harrisburg, and Richmond) will face off against each other. Each team is
compromised of at least one pitcher and one position player from each Eastern League team.
The teams are selected through a combination of fan balloting and selections from
managers, media, and team personnel.
Over the years, Reading has been represented in the Eastern League All-Star game by
players such as Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell, Vance Worley, and other major league talent.
Baseballtown All-Star Classic events are sponsored by All-Star Distributing,
Susquehanna Bank, Bettys Salads, Crowne Plaza Reading, Service Electric, Penske,
Rock Hits Y102, 830 AM WEEU, 69 WFMZ TV, and Reading Eagle.
2. Opening Night Double Header Double Bobble Head with Ryan Howard and the
Crazy Hot Dog Vendor, Tribute to Deputy Sherriff Kyle Pagerly-In December, a
mysterious riddle surfaced regarding the 2012 seasons opening night giveaway. Many
fans attempted to solve the mystery, and in January, the Reading Phillies announced that a
very unique Ryan Howard and Crazy Hot Dog Vendor double bobblehead will be given away to
the first 2,500 adults 21 and over courtesy of All-Star Distributing/Coors Light. The duo
both made their first appearance at FirstEnergy Stadium in 2004, with the Crazy Hot Dog
Vendor famously surprising Howard at the 2006 Baseballtown Winter Banquet. Along with the
double bobblehead, fans are going to get twice the fun on Opening Night, as the R-Phils
will be playing the Portland Sea Dogs in a doubleheader.
During the first game, the R-Phils will be wearing jerseys honoring the late Deputy
Sherriff Kyle Pagerly, with proceeds from a jersey auction and raffle benefitting the Kyle
Pagerly Memorial Charity Fund. There will also be a ceremony between the games to pay
tribute to Pagerly thanks to Rock Hits Y102.
3. Carlos Ruiz Chooching Train, Senior Club Chat Session with Kings
and Queen of Baseballtown-Last season, sounds of Chooooooch filled
FirstEnergy Stadium when the Reading Phillies gave away a Carlos Ruiz
Chooching Owl. In 2012, another Chooching giveaway will be rolling
around the tracks as the first 3,000 adults 15 and over will receive a Carlos Ruiz
Chooching Train thanks to FirstEnergy on Tuesday, August 14th.
All Senior Club members are also invited to a Senior Club Chat Session with the Kings
and Queen of Baseballtown starting at 5:00 p.m.
4. Harry Kalas Talking Bobblehead, Tribute to the Philadelphia Phillies
featuring FREE photos with BOTH the 1980 and 2008 World Series Trophies-One of
baseballs all-time greatest announcers will be featured in bobble head form as the
R-Phils give away a Harry Kalas Talking Bobblehead to the first 3,000 adults 15 and over
courtesy of Unique Pretzels on Monday, August 27th. Kalas started his Phillies announcing
career in 1971 and was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award in 2002 by the National Baseball
Hall of Fame, recognizing a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball.
In addition to the Harry Kalas Talking Bobblehead, Phillies fans will be able to take a
free photo alongside the 1980 and 2008 World Series Trophies thanks to 830 AM WEEU. The
R-Phils will also be paying homage to the history of its parent club, the Philadelphia
Phillies, throughout the night.
5. Vance Worley Vanimal Garden Gnome-Beginning in 2010,
the R-Phils started a tradition that saw the team celebrate former R-Phils standouts in
one of the most unconventional ways in Minor League Baseballa garden gnome. It
started with Ryan Howard. Then, in 2011, both Howard and starting pitcher Cole Hamels were
recognized. This season, its Vance Worleys turn as CJ's Tire and Automotive Services
present the Vance Worley Vanimal Garden Gnome to the first 2,500 fans 15 and
over on Wednesday, July 25. Worley last played in Reading during the 2010 season, where he
was 9-4 with a 3.20 ERA. He was named to the Eastern League All-Star team in 2009 and
6. Baseballtown All-Star Home Run Derby and Autograph Session to benefit the
United Way of Berks County- Whether it be online or around the county, people
have already started talking about the Baseballtown All-Star Home Run Derby and Autograph
Session to benefit the United Way of Berks County on Tuesday, July 10. The Baseballtown
All-Star Classic is presented by Van Bennett Food Company, All-Star Distributing,
Susquehanna Bank, Crowne Plaza Reading, Service Electric, and The Works/Building 24.
As part of the event, Eastern League All-Stars will be paired with United Way partner
as they compete in the on-field hitting challenge. Prior to the hitting challenge, the
players will be signing autographs at the tables of their respective partner agencies in
the VIST Financial Plaza. Courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing, each partner agency will also
receive a block of tickets in the left and right field grandstands.
During this unique hitting challenge, players will be trying to hit select targets
around the field to earn points. As seen in the video, targets include outfield dunk
tanks, R-Phils fanatics jumping on a trampoline, and pink flamingo yard ornaments
sprinkled around the outfield. Conversely, there will be obstacles hitters will want to
avoid in order to not lose points. The Reading Phillies mascots will be scattered around
the field, trying to snag balls hit by the all-stars. For each ball the mascots catch, the
hitter will be penalized with negative points.
While the hitting challenge is going on, an exclusive VIP party will actually take
place right on the infield. These VIP quests will be protected by a net as they party away
with homerun balls sailing over their heads. The VIP Infield Party will connect with the
Fairgrounds Square Mall Third Base Picnic Area and is SOLD OUT.
On the field, the VIP guests will partake in a special "Food Show" with food
stations provided by Adelphia Seafood, Berks Packing, Panevino, and Pepsi, with All-Star
Distributing hosting an open bar. At the picnic area, there will be a buffet consisting of
barbecued ribs, barbecued chicken, hot dogs, baked ziti, BBQ sandwiches, macaroni and
cheese, corn on the cob, pasta and potato salad, lemonade, iced tea, and Pepsi products.
Grammy Award-winning musician and Berks County resident David Cullen will also be
performing uncomfortably close to the pitcher's mound in a protected area as he entertains
fans and all-stars in attendance.
7. Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Soap Dispenser, Kids Club Free Ticket with Princess Tea
Party and Pirate Hornswoggle Party, Run the Bases, Dollar Dogs All summer
long, the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor throws hundreds of hot dogs for Reading Phillies fans.
Every now and then, though, the hot dog packets go awry and ketchup and mustard ends up
everywhere. That being said, the R-Phils will be giving away a Crazy Hot Vendor Soap
Dispenser to the first 2,000 kids 14 and under on Sunday, July 29 thanks to Redners Warehouse Markets.
The game is also a Kids Club Free Ticket game where members are invited to a pre-game
Princess Tea and Pirate Hornswoggle Party at 4:00 p.m. As with all Kids Club Sundays, hot
dogs are just $1 at concession stands. Everyone can also run the bases after the game.
8. 4th Annual Gluttony Night, All-You-Can-Eat at the Concession Stands, Fan
Appreciation Night with Prize Tables and Prize Grab, Kids Club Free Ticket with Pre-Game
On-Field Candy Grab Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd,
buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
and hot dogs
cakes. Monday, August 13th is the 4th Annual Gluttony Night where its
all-you-can-eat at concession stands through the stadium from 5:00 p.m. to the end of the
7th Inning Stretch courtesy of All Star Distributing/Pabst. On behalf of Rock Hits Y102,
its also Fan Appreciation Night where fans can visit prize tables located in VIST
Financial Plaza to try to win exciting gifts from R-Phils sponsors. There will also be a
prize grab. Kids Club members can also partake in the festivities as there will be an
exclusive candy grab at 6:00 p.m.
9. Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Tooth Brush Holder, Kids Club Free Ticket with All Kids
Club Members Hit a Baseball at Home Plate, Grandparent-Grandchild Tribute Day with Grand
Prize Vacation Giveaway to Wildwood, Run the Bases, Dollar Dogs After
eating all those hot dogs, the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor makes sure to brush his teeth each and
every day. So, on Sunday, July 15th, the R-Phils will be giving away a Crazy Hot Dog
Vendor Tooth Brush Holder to make sure he doesnt lose his tooth brush. All Kids Club
members better start practicing their swing as all members will be able to hit a ball from
home plate starting at 11:00 a.m. Like all Sundays, fans can run the bases after the game
and purchase hot dogs for only $1 each!
The Reading Phillies are also welcoming all grandparents and grandchildren to the game
because the team will be honoring them during an on-field ceremony as part of Grandparent
and Grandchild Tribute Day. One lucky pair of grandparents and grandchildren will receive
a Vacation Giveaway to Wildwood thanks to White Star Travel Center and 830 AM WEEU.
10.Mike Schmidt First Professional Home Run Photo T-Shirt, Jimmy Buffet Parrot
Head Night, Play Catch on the Field- One of the most prolific players to ever
play in Baseballtown will be honored on Tuesday, June 26 when the R-Phils will be giving away a Mike Schmidt
First Professional Home Run Photo T-Shirt to the first 2,500 fans courtesy of Texstyles
Screen Printing and Embroidery and Keystone Tees. Prior to the game, fans can do their
best impression of the Hall of Fame third baseman during an on-field play catch session.
The game might be taking place in Baseballtown, but it will feel more like
Margaritaville as it is Jimmy Buffet Parrot Head Night thanks to T102.
11. Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Door Mat, Free Loaf of Bread, Kids Club Free Ticket
with All Kids Performing with the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor, 6th Annual Spam Carving
Competition, Run the Bases, Dollar Dogs-Bring home one of the Readings
zaniest and most cherished personalities on Sunday, August 5th when the R-Phils give away
a Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Door Mat on behalf of Stroehmann. All Redners Kids Club
members are also invited to perform with the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor before the game.
The fun isnt just for children on August 5th as the first 2,000 adults 15 and
over will receive a free loaf of bread courtesy of Stroehmanns. Also, artists of all
ages are welcome to try their hand at some amateur artwork when 830 AM WEEU and
Mikes Tavern present the 6th Annual Spam Carving Competition.
On Sundays, all fans can run the bases once the game is over because of 69 News Berks
Edition. Berks Packing is also presenting $1 Hot Dogs at R-Phils concession stands on
Sundays throughout the season.
12. WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hitman Hart Appearance with Autograph
and Photo Session, Bret Hart VIP Session, Tribute to Professional Wrestling Night with
Post-Game Wrestling and 2nd Annual Ladder Match, Fireworks-The Excellence of
Execution. The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and The Best There Ever Will Be. The
Hitman. No matter how you know him, everyones familiar with WWE Hall of Famer Bret
Hart, who will be stopping at Americas Classic Ballpark for an autograph and photo
session on Friday, June 15th brought to you by All Star Distributing/Yuengling. For just
$20, fans can meet the five-time WWE Champion during a Pre-Game VIP Meet and Greet
session. After the game, Xfinity from Comcast will be presenting a fireworks display.
Those wont be the only fireworks, though, as the post-game entertainment will
feature a series of wrestling matches from World Professional Wrestling, including the 2nd
Annual Ladder Match courtesy of Rock Hits Y102.
13. Welcome Home to Baseballtown Door Mat, Bark in the Park Night-During
the offseason, Baseballtown Charities was re-branded with a new look for a new era. Thanks
to Willow Creek Veterinary Center, fans can now take home a piece of Baseballtown when the
first 2,000 adults 15 and over receive a Welcome Home to Baseballtown door mat
on Wednesday, June 6th.
Also, get Rover and Fido ready because its Bark in the Park Night at FirstEnergy
Stadium presented by the Humane Society of Berks County, 830 AM WEEU, and 69 News Berks
Edition. Like last season, dogs are welcome in all area of the stadium The R-Phils will be
hosting two additional Bark in the Park Nights during the 2012 season on Friday, April 6th
and Tuesday, August 28th. Dog tickets are only $5.
14. Fathers Day R-Phils Richie Ashburn Style Hat, All Fans Play Catch on
the Field with Dad Post-Game, Prostate Cancer Awareness with Game Worn Jersey
Auction/Raffle, Kids Club Free Ticket with Family Play Catch on the Field with Dad,
Fathers Day Kids Intro Dad on the Field, Special VIP First Pitch Packages Available
where Child Pitches to Dad, Dollar Dogs-What better way is there to celebrate
Fathers Day than by taking your dad to Americas Classic Ballpark? On Sunday,
June 17th, the first 2,000 men 15 and over will receive an R-Phils Richie Ashburn Style
Hat on behalf of Center Urologic Care of Berks County. The team will be donning a one of a
kind jersey to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Each jersey will be auctioned and
raffled off throughout the game to benefit the Us Too Prostate Cancer Support
In whats become a yearly tradition, all fans can play catch on the field with
their fathers during the post-game thanks to 830 AM WEEU and 69 News Berks Edition. Kids
can also introduce their dads on the field. Going along with the holiday, sons and
daughters alike can purchase a special VIP package where they throw a first pitch to their
dads for only $50.
Sunday is also a Kids Club Free Ticket game where all Kids Club members are welcome to
play catch on the field with dad pregame at 11:30 a.m. Its also $1 Hot Dog Day at
15. Belated Mothers Day R-Phils Pink Jersey Tote Bag, Breast Cancer
Awareness with Pink Game Worn Jersey Auction/Raffle, Kids Club Free Ticket Game with
R-Phils Player Ice Cream Party and Chat Session, Belated Mothers Day Kids Intro Mom
on the Field, Carnation for Mom, Run the Bases, Dollar Dogs-On Sunday, May 20th,
Mothers Day may have been celebrated a week prior, but thats not stopping the
R-Phils from celebrating Belated Mothers Day. The first 2,000 women 15 and over will
receive a R-Phils Pink Jersey Tote Bag presented by Coventry Corners. As part of the
Belated Mothers Day celebration, kids can introduce their moms on the field before
the game. The first 1,000 women who come through the gates will also receive a carnation
from Royers Flowers and Gifts.
The team will be raising awareness for breast cancer during the game when they where
special pink jerseys on behalf of 830 AM WEEU, 69 News Berks Edition, and PA Breast Cancer
Coalition. The jerseys will be auctioned and raffled off during the game to benefit PA
Breast Cancer Coalition.
May 20th is also a Kids Club Free Ticket game where all Kids Club members can attend an
Ice Cream Party and Chat Session with members of the Reading Phillies. Since it is Sunday,
hot dogs are $1 and fans can run the bases immediately following the game.
16. R-Phils Mascot Band Schedule Poster, Tribute to the Mascot Band, R-Phils
Mascot Band Pre-Game Concert, R-Phils Season Ticket Holder and Partners Coffee Social and
Chat Session with R-Phils Players-One of Baseballtowns favorite traditions
will be honored on Saturday, April 7th when the Reading Phillies hold a Tribute to the
Mascot Band. Going along the theme of the evening, the first 2,000 kids 14 and under will
receive an R-Phils Mascot Band Schedule Poster. The honorees of the night will also
perform prior to the game on the Weston Center Winning Smiles Stage. All season ticket
holders are welcome to a coffee social and chat session with R-Phils players before the
Although its a Saturday, the event is a Redners Kids Club Free Ticket game
with a Mascot Band concert and autograph session exclusively for Kids Club members.
17. Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Fleece Blanket, Kids Club Free Ticket Game with Crazy
Hot Dog Vendor and Superhero Autographs and Photo Session, Celebration of Music, Run the
Bases, Dollar Dogs-For the first time, the Reading Phillies will be giving away a
Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Fleece Blanket to first 2,000 kids 14 and under courtesy of
Bettys Salads. Redners Kids Club members will receive a free ticket and
be able to meet the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor and his superhero friends before the game during
an exclusive Kids Club event. All choral singers will also be invited to perform the
National Anthem at the game. Those who participate will receive a free ticket thanks to
Zeswitz Music, Reading Musical Foundation, 830 AM WEEU, and 69 News Berks Edition.
As with all Kids Club Sundays, its Dollar Dog Day at the ballpark where all
hot dogs are just $1. All fans can also run the bases after the game.
18. Reading Indians Throwback Hat, 12th Annual Chili Festival-The
R-Phils will be throwing it back all the way to the 1950s on Tuesday, July 24th when the
first 2,000 adults 15 and over receive a Reading Indians Throwback Hat presented by Van
Bennett Food Company. Rock Hits Y102 will be hosting the 12th Annual Chili Festival in
VIST Financial Plaza during the pre-game where fans can sample the spiciest, meatiest, and
most unique chili recipes around.
19. R-Phils Harley Game Cap, Fireworks, Pre-Game Parade of Harleys Around the
Warning Track, R-Phils Mascot Band Pre-Game Concert-Dust off your bandana and rev
your engines for Harley Night on Saturday, August 25th. The first 2,500 fans 18 and over
will receive an R-Phils Harley Game Cap thanks to Classic Harley-Davidson. During the
pre-game, motorcyclists from across the area will parade around the warning track as part
of the nights festivities. Classic Harley-Davidson will also be presenting a
beautiful fireworks show following the game. On the field, the team will be wearing
Harley-themed jerseys that will be auctioned and raffled at the conclusion of the game to
benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
On the Weston Center Winning Smiles Stage, the Reading Phillies Mascot Band will be
performing their takes on some fan favorites courtesy of National Penn Bank. The Mascot
Band will be performing on the following Saturdays:
The National Penn Bank R-Phils Mascot Band will also be performing prior to the
Baseballtown All-Star Classic on Wednesday, July 11th.
20. 11th Annual 9:35 a.m. Morning Game Coffee Mug, Free Coffee and Hot Dogs
from 6:00-7:30 a.m., Stroll the Warning Track at 8:30 a.m., King and Queen of Baseballtown
Autograph Session at 8:00 a.m.-Good morning Baseballtown! On Monday, June 18th,
R-Phils fans can wake up and head straight to the ballpark for the 11th Annual Morning
Game. The first 2,000 fans 15 and over will receive a Morning Game Coffee Mug as they
enter the ballpark. For the early birds out there, free coffee and hot dogs will be served
in VIST Financial Plaza from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. Those in attendance can also stroll the
warning track starting at 8:30 a.m. prior to the game. Fans will also have the opportunity
to meet Baseballtown royalty at 8:00 a.m. where the Kings and Queen of Baseballtown will
be signing autographs.
21. Ladies Night with Post-Game $2,000 Diamond Dig, Fireworks Show, R-Phils
Season Ticket Holder Lemonade Social and Chat Session with R-Phils Players-In
what has become a yearly tradition at FirstEnergy Stadium, the Reading Phillies will be
hosting Ladies Night on Thursday, August 30th. Each woman that comes to the game will
receive a carnation and be invited to partake in the post-game $2,000 Diamond Dig
presented by Douglas Diamonds and Rock Hits Y102. The game will also be the last chance
fans have to catch a fireworks show at the ballpark this summer courtesy of Pepsi. For
season ticket holders, there will be an exclusive lemonade social and chat session with
Reading Phillies players.
22. Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza, 5th Annual Wing Festival with Free
Wing Tasting, 4 for $49 Family Night-The Reading Phillies will be blasting off on
Monday, July 2 in honor of Independence Day with a one of the seasons biggest
fireworks shows. The best restaurants in the area will be on hand as well for the 5th
Annual Wing Festival presented by Rock Hits Y102. As in years past, fans will have the
opportunity to taste-test wings prior to the game. Its also 4 for $49 Family Night,
where families of four can purchase four yellow box tickets, four hot dogs, and four small
sodas for just $49. The following are games where fans can purchase a 4 for $49 ticket
plan: June 6, July 2, July 23, July 25, August 13, August 15, August 27, and August 29.
23. Jimmy Rollins Old School Bobble Head, National Hot Dog Day Celebration with
$1 Hot Dogs, Jimmy Buffet Parrot Head Night, 4 for $49 Family Night On
Monday, July 23, the first 2,000 fans 21 and over will receive a Jimmy Rollins Old School
Bobble Head thanks to All Star Distributing/Labatt Blue. The R-Phils will also be honoring
everyones favorite cased meat with a National Hot Dog Day celebration. The
concession stands will be grilling up dollar hot dogs throughout the night courtesy of 830
AM WEEU. While fans may be thinking hot dogs on the 23rd, VIST Financial Plaza will be
filled with the sounds of Cheeseburger in Paradise because its Jimmy
Buffet Parrot Head Night thanks to 830 AM WEEU as well. The night is also one of the 4 for
$49 Family Nights.
24. Cole Hamels Back Pack, Kids Club Free Ticket Game with All Kids Club
Members Throwing Out a First Pitch, Kids Club First Pitch Participants Receive an R-Phils
Baseball, Celebration of Music Pre-Game Performance and Free Ticket, Run the Bases, $1
Dogs On Sunday, May 6, theres something for everybody in the family
with a jam-packed afternoon promotional schedule. The first 2,000 kids 14 and under will
receive a Cole Hamels Back Pack thanks to Metro PCS. All members of the R-Phils Kids Club
will be able to enter the ballpark at 11:30 a.m. and throw a first pitch prior to the game
presented by Redners Warehouse Markets, Kelloggs, Pepperidge Farm, Frito Lay,
Reading Eagle, and 69 News Berks Edition. The first 500 Kids Club members will also
receive an R-Phils baseball courtesy of Relay for Life. All musicians are invited to
perform prior to the game in the Celebration of Music Pre-Game Performance thanks to
Zeswitz Music, Reading Musical Foundation, and 69 News Berks Edition. Fans should come to
the game with an appetite as it is Dollar Dog day at FirstEnergy Stadium, where all hot
dogs cost only $1. Then, when its all over, fans get to run the bases.
25. Reading Phillies Kids Club Games-Sundays at FirstEnergy Stadium
will make for some memorable days as fans are welcome to run the bases after every home
game thanks to 69 News Berks Edition. Each Sunday also features Dollar Dog Days, where
fans can fill up on hot dogs for just $1 each.
All ten Sundays and two additional dates (April 7th and August 13th) are R-Phils Kids Club
dates thanks to Redners Warehouse Markets, Kelloggs, Pepperidge Farm, Frito
Lay, Reading Eagle, and 69 News Berks Edition. On those dates, club members will be
invited to take part in exclusive Kids Club events. Those events are listed below:
April 7-R-Phils Mascot Band Concert
April 22-R-Phils Team Autograph Session
May 6-All Kids Club Members Throw Out a First Pitch
May 20-Ice Cream Party and Chat Session with R-Phils Players
June 10-Crazy Hot Dog Vendor and Superhero Autograph and Photo
June 17-Family Play Catch on the Field
July 1-Mascot Mania Autograph Session
July 15-All Kids Club Members Hit a Baseball at Homeplate
July 29-Princess Tea Party and Pirate Hornswoggle Party
August 5-You Can Perform with the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor
August 13-On-Field Candy Grab
August 26-R-Phils Team Autograph Session
26. Ryan Howard Fleece Blanket and 2nd Annual Soup Festival-On Friday,
April 20, the first 2,000 adults 21 and over will receive a fleece blanket adorned with
Baseballtowns greatest slugger of all-time, Ryan Howard, thanks to All Star
Distributing/Miller Lite. Fans will also be welcome to taste soups from the best
restaurants across Berks County at the 2nd Annual Soup Festival presented by Rock Hits
Y102. Its also Family Night at the Reading Eagle Pool Pavilion, where fans can
purchase pool tickets for just $16.
27. Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Apron, Pre-Game Family Play Catch on the Field w/
R-Phils Baseball-With summer grilling season approaching, theres no better
giveaway to wear than the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Apron that the first 2,000 adults 15 and
over will receive on Tuesday, June 5 thanks to Berks Agricultural Resource Network.
Starting on June 5, families will be welcome to play catch on the field prior to the game
each Tuesday. The first 100 fans that play catch on the field receive an R-Phils baseball
thanks to Bellco Federal Credit Union.
28. 222 Showcase featuring the R-Phils vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs to benefit
Baseballtown Charities-FirstEnergy Stadium will be home to the Fifth Annual
Baseballtown 222 Showcase on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:35 p.m. The exhibition game, which pits
the Double-A Reading Phillies against the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, is presented by
Capital BlueCross. Fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs from the future
Phillies in the VIST Financial Plaza prior to the game from 5:15-5:45 p.m. Proceeds from
the game benefit Baseballtown Charities.
29.Instant Vacation Giveaway: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles at
Camden Yards and Fireworks Show-On Friday, June 8, one lucky fan will win an
instant vacation to Baltimore to see the Phillies face off against Orioles thanks to White
Star Travel Center and Rock Hits Y102. Fans that enter the contest must come to the game
with their luggage packed and ready to leave at the conclusion of the game. Following the
game, CTCE Federal Credit Union will be presenting one of this seasons many
30. 29 Fireworks Shows!-Once again, the skies above FirstEnergy
Stadium will be lit by 29 fireworks shows during the season! Starting on May 4, fans will
be dazzled every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the year. Pepsi will be
presenting a fireworks display each Thursday from June through August as part of Thursday
Night Fireworks. The Baseballtown All Star Classic on Wednesday, July 11 will also feature
a great fireworks show presented by International Fireworks! The following is a list of
the 2012 fireworks series with their corresponding sponsors:
1. Fri., May 4
2. Sat., May 5 -Carpenter Technology Corp.
3. Fri., May 18 -Vertex Mechanical
4. Sat., May 19-UGI Utilities
5. Thurs., May 31
6. Thurs., June 7-Pepsi
7. Fri., June 8 -CTCE Federal Credit Union
8. Sat., June 9-Carpenter Technology Corp.
9. Fri., June 15-Xfinity from Comcast
10. Sat., June 16-Glen-Gery Brick Center
11. Thurs., June 28-Pepsi
12. Fri., June 29-St. Joseph Medical Center
13. Sat., June 30-Carpenter Technology Corp.
14. Mon., July 2
15. Tues., July 3-PA Lottery
16. Wed., July 11 (Baseballtown All Star Classic)-International
17. Thurs., July 12-Pepsi
18. Fri., July 13-National Penn Bank
19. Sat., July 14-International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 429
20. Thurs., July 26-Pepsi
21. Fri., July 27-Capital BlueCross
22. Sat., July 28-Carpenter Technology Corp.
23. Fri., August 3
24. Sat., August 4-Carpenter Technology Corp.
25. Thurs., August 16-Pepsi
26. Thurs., August 23-Pepsi
27. Fri., August 24-Carpenter Technology Corp.
28. Sat., August 25-Classic Harley-Davidson
29. Thurs. August 30-Pepsi
Fans interested in renewing their season tickets and mini-plans or purchasing
Baseballtown Classic Home Run Derby VIP Infield tickets, can do so now by visiting
rphils.com, or by calling 610-370-BALL. Individual game tickets for the regular season or
All-Star Classic events go on sale at rphils.com on Thursday, February 16.
All giveaways subject to change.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.