Carlos Santana and the Phillies Got in the Game for Philadelphia Students
Get in the Game – in support of Philadelphia Futures – was attended by more than 500 individuals, including 25 Phillies players and Manager Gabe Kapler, and exceeded $150,000 goal.
On the evening of Thursday, April 26, Carlos Santana and the Philadelphia Phillies “got in the game” with Philadelphia Futures! Get in the Game, a celebrity bowling tournament, pairs teams, sponsored by individual businesses and individuals, and led by Phillies players and local media celebrities. The event raised over $155,000 and was attended by more than 500 guests and supporters of Philadelphia Futures. Get in the Game took place at South Bowl in South Philadelphia.
The event was hosted by Phillies First Baseman Carlos Santana, who was joined by many of his teammates and coaches including Gabe Kapler, Jake Arrieta, Maikel Franco, Cesar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery, Adam Morgan, Hector Neris, and Aaron Nola, among others.
“It was amazing to see the City of Philadelphia come together to raise money to send students to college via Philadelphia Futures,” said Carlos Santana. “It was an honor to be a participant for such a great cause. It means giving a child the opportunity to improve their future and achieve their dreams.”
The 500 Get in the Game guests bowled in the tournaments and enjoyed the red carpet entrance, participated in the “Phutures Phanatic” raffle, enjoyed the new “Bullpen” Beer Garden outside, took part in the #PFGetintheGame2018 live social media experience, and were engaged in the evening’s live auction.
This is the 17th year that Philadelphia Futures and the Phillies have partnered on Get in the Game, and over the years, Get in the Game has raised more than $2 million to support Philadelphia Futures’ students.
Major sponsors of Get in the Game 2016 included the Phillies, Patricia and Gordon Fowler, First Eagle Investment Management, Glenmede, Linda and Thomas McCarthy, The Campaign Group, Hudson Group C.A.T., PECO, Stradley Ronon, and Laura Williamson.
Proceeds from Get in the Game will fund the organization’s academic enrichment and college guidance activities for its scholars.