Thursday, June 22 was Salvation Army Day at Citizens Bank Park! To celebrate, The Salvation Army treated 500 children to a “Day with the Philadelphia Phillies” to watch the Phillies vs. Cardinals afternoon game.
The children, who are mostly from low-income families and are enrolled The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s summer camp programs, had the opportunity to enjoy a Major League Baseball game up close, which some of them may have never experienced. The tickets were purchased thanks to the generosity of a long-standing Salvation Army donor. (SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS)
An executive from Herr’s presented The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia with a check for $25,000 to support healthy meals for children in the city-wide camp programs. Chipper, Herr’s mascot, also threw out the first pitch!
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia provides summer day camp at its local corps community centers that offer parents safe, structured and fun environments for their children. The program helps youth build self-esteem, avoid boredom and stay active during the summer break. Daily camp activities include arts and crafts, music and drama, field trips, educational and community events, and a variety of recreational and social activities.