On the evening of Thursday, April 23, Carlos Ruiz and the Philadelphia Phillies “Got in the Game” to support the college dreams and goals of Philadelphia Futures’ students. Get in the Game 2015 – held this year at South Bowl, a new, state-of-the-art bowling and entertainment venue in South Philadelphia, just blocks from Citizens Bank Park – raised over $175,000 and was attended by more than 500 supporters of Philadelphia Futures, including Phillies players, media celebrities and members of the region’s business community.
For the fifth year, Ruiz hosted Get in the Game, demonstrating his strong commitment to the mission of Philadelphia Futures and the students it serves. The Phillies organization came out in full-force in support of the event and Philadelphia Futures. Ruiz was joined by 21 of his Phillies teammates, including Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrara. Also attending for the Phillies were Event Co-Chair and Phillies Chairman, David Montgomery; President, Pat Gillick, General Manager, Ruben Amaro, Jr.; and Manager, Ryne Sandberg. Phillies Director of Public Affairs, Scott Palmer, emceed the event.