PAL Night at the Phillies, which took place on August 6, 2014, was an exciting event for PAL children, sponsors, advocates, and friends of PAL.
The special event, which has been one of PAL’s most exciting fundraisers since 1978, brought in more than $40,000 for PAL’s youth development programming, thanks to generous donations from The Ron Krancer Family, The H. Chase and Ana Maria Lenfest Foundation, SugarHouse Casino, NECA/IBEW Local Union 98, Tasty Baking Company, Phillies Charities, Inc., and Harvey and Sylvia Nisenbaum.
Prior to the start of the Phillies game against the visiting Astros, event sponsors and local radio, television, web, and print personalities competed in the annual Sponsor & Media All-Star softball game on the field at Citizens Bank Park. The Television/ Print team provided stiff competition, but, ultimately, the Radio/ Web team stole the show with pitcher and game-MVP, Frank Lewis from WOGL. With the latest win, the all-time record now stands at 18-15-3 in favor of Team TV/ Print.
Following the softball game, PAL youngsters Autumn and Jetseea from Cozen PAL threw out the night’s first pitch. They were then greeted by Phillies’ slugger Ryan Howard, who took pictures and signed autographs for them. The young ladies have been PAL members for more than nine years and consider this experience a true privilege and highlight of their time in PAL.
The Phillies put on a show during the game, decimating the Astros to the tune of a 10-3 score. As always, the Phillie Phanatic took some time out of his busy schedule to dance on the dugout with an excited group of youngsters from Bluford PAL.
Thanks to friends, sponsors, and The Phillies, PAL was able to enjoy a special night at the ballpark!