The Philadelphia Phillies and Aaron Nola Hosted Get in the Game @ Home Edition Virtual Fundraiser
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Philadelphia Phillies and Aaron Nola hosted Philadelphia Futures’ Get in the Game @ Home Edition event.
For more than 20 years, Get in the Game has been a signature fundraising event for Philadelphia Futures raising more than $2.5 million dollars to support its programs. This year the fundraiser shifted to a fast-paced virtual game night hosted by Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies, where teams competed in several rounds of trivia and games to support Philadelphia Futures’ students.
“Tonight will be the 21st year of “Get in the Game,” said Scott Palmer, Director of Public Affairs for the Phillies during his virtual welcome. “Get in the Game began as a small billiards tournament in 2001 with the support of Arn Tellem. The first years of the event were hosted by The Phillies’ Randy Wolf, Mike Lieberthal and Doug Glanville. David Montgomery offered his leadership and the support of The Phillies soon thereafter. Since then, Get in the Game has become one of the most exciting charity events in the City and the partnership between the Phillies and Philadelphia Futures has deepened. Over the last decade, many of The Phillies have hosted, including Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz. This year, Aaron Nola returns as host of the event.”
Sponsors of the Get in the Game @ Home Edition included Laura Williamson, Lurio and Associates P.C., Stradley Ronon, Accenture, Glenmede, Johnson Kendall & Johnson, the Johnston Family, and Sipics Family and Friends.
“Philadelphia Futures shares The Phillies’ passion for winning and a commitment to the community, said Sara Woods, President and CEO of Philadelphia Futures. “We are grateful to Aaron Nola, the Philadelphia Phillies, and all of our sponsors for making Get in the Game @ Home Edition a success and for helping us support our students with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college.”