Philadelphia youth to participate in PAL night at the Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The 38th Annual PAL Night at the Phillies is being held Wednesday night August 3rd at Citizens Bank Park.

Nearly 200 kids from centers around the city will attend the game, but before the Fightin’ Phils take the field, PHL17's Matt Alba and David Grzybowski will participate in the media softball game.

The PAL organization has been serving children in Philadelphia since 1947.

PAL kids will throw out the first pitch before the Phillies take on the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 p.m. This year PAL is honoring Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz for being a dedicated role model to kids and teens in the Philadelphia community.

PAL is bridging the gap between the community and the police department.

PAL serves 18,000 kids throughout the city at 17 PAL centers located in some of the city's highest crime and lowest income areas. Full-time, on-duty officers help kids ages six to 18 with free athletic, recreational and cultural programming.

Special thanks to Ronald Krancer, NECA/IBEW Local Union 98, H. Chase Lenfest Foundation, Sugarhouse Casino, and Tasty Baking Company for making the game and PAL possible.