PRESS RELEASE – The Reading Phillies, proud Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1967 — the longest affiliation in all of baseball, are set to debut their newest ballpark food item – the “Baseballtown Big Dipper”, on Saturday, June 11, and will be looking for “hungry fans” to come out to America’s Classic Ballpark to taste this wonderful treat. In celebration of this new ballpark fare, the club will hold a special pre-game eating contest on-field before Saturday’s game.
“This is the king of all ice cream creations,” said R-Phils GM Scott Hunsicker. “What better way to enjoy a game at America’s Classic Ballpark, then to treat yourself, and your entire family, to 24 scoops of delicious ice cream? Then, when you’re done, you can wear the batting helmet (you might want to rinse it out first).”
VIST Financial Plaza gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and ice cream fans will want to make it out to the ballpark early so that they can be the first to try this masterpiece. The “Baseballtown Big Dipper” consists of 24 scoops of ice cream, with your choice of flavors, Dippin Dots topping of your choice, Swedish fish and/or sour patch kids to garnish, and as many spoons as you need, in a full size R-Phils batting helmet – all for just $25! This delicious treat will be available at the 3B Ice Cream Stand beginning on Saturday, June 11.
The R-Phils held a naming contest throughout their front office, and the winning name was selected this morning, by staff members. R-Phils junior asscociate Megan Angstadt came up with the catchy name, and will coordinate the pre-game eating contest on Saturday.
“This internship experience is so great because we are always involved and get so many opportunities to have an impact on the organization; and this contest proves it,” said Angstadt. “We are encouraged to be creative and share ideas, and it’s really amazing to see that something I came up with will be a part of the Reading Phillies experience.”
As part of the celebration, the R-Phils will hold a special pre-game eating contest on-field before the game, and will be looking for teams of eight kids each to eat their way to Baseballtown stardom. Kids interested in signing up for this eating contest can do so on Saturday by seeing Megan Angstadt, who will have a sign-up sheet in VIST Financial Plaza.
Saturday’s game also features another great pre-game concert by the National Penn Bank R-Phils Mascot Band. Everyone’s favorite Baseballtown band will take the Weston Center Winning Smiles Stage from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fans 21-years-old and older can also enjoy Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the Greg Gross Phillies Memorabilia ALS Auction will also take place. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
After the game fans can ooh and ahh during an amazing post-game fireworks show. After the fireworks, fans can make their way to the Weston Center Winning Smiles Stage for a great post-game concert featuring the sounds of “Red”.
Single-game tickets for all games this season are available now and fans can purchase tickets by visiting readingphillies.com, by calling 610-370-BALL, or by stopping by the brand-new ticket office located at FirstEnergy Stadium. Fans can also add the all-you-can eat Deck Buffett wristband to any order for only $12 and don’t forget to check out the brand-new Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store. R-Phils Tickets — Same Great Price. America’s Classic Ballpark…Just Got Even Better.