The 2011 Phillies Phestival to benefit the ALS Association raised $893,033 this year with a record crowd of 6,800 fans. The Phestival included player autographs, games, prizes, grab bags and photo opportunities.
Here are a few photos I snapped while getting autographs. Here is Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and Antonio Bastardo:
Before the autographs began, the players wandered around the field meeting the event sponsors and their families. Something odd I noted was that many Phillies players were wearing plaid shirts, in various colors. It made me wonder, was this a planned theme, a coincidence or is plaid back in style and I am just late getting the news?
So, what do you think? Weird, right? Or maybe it is just me ;o)
Anyway, the Phillies did a fine job as usual putting together a great event. And it is always nice to see an entire team come out on their off-day to support a worthy cause.
But tonight, it is back to baseball. The Phillies will face the Marlins at 7:05pm.
Here is the full Photo Album from the Phestival. Enjoy!
Photos by Jenn Zambri Photography