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Phillies Phestival a ‘Phantastic’ Success

By Lauren Reid On May - 25 - 2010

It's events such as these that proves my frustration towards Philly fan haters is justified. To those who may complain that Philly inhabitants are rude, reckless, and front-runners, read on.

Phillies fans proved they're just as phanatic as ever at the 26th annual Phillies Phestival Monday night. Over 7,000 fans, the most in phestival history, showed up to Citizen's Bank Park for the sold out event which raises money for the ALS Association for the fight again Lou Gehrig's disease.

Though this year's event could not beat last year's outstanding total, the phestival successfully raised $801,615 for the ALS Association, according to a press release.

The 2010 team and coaching staff, as well as their wives, and the broadcast crew attended the night's events to show their support for the cause. In addition, over 30 ALS patients and their families were present, some even lucky enough to have a special meeting with players Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins.

Entertaining phestival-goers was an autograph station, games such as the "Wheel of Phun", and three photo booths featuring Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and manager Charlie Manuel.

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