"Get in the Game" 2014 with Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies Raised Over $170,000

Photo Credit: The Philadelphia Phillies

On the evening of Sunday, April 13, Carlos Ruiz and the Philadelphia Phillies "Got in the Game" on behalf of Philadelphia Futures and the students we serve, and helped to raised over $170,000 to support our academic enrichment and college guidance services! Our "Get in the Game" 2014 bowling and billiards fundraising event was attended by more than 400 supporters of Philadelphia Futures, including Phillies players, media celebrities and notable members of the region's business community. "Get in the Game" took place at North Bowl, located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. 

"Get in the Game" photos - capturing all of the evening's festivities - can be viewed on and on the Main Line TimesAl Dia and PHL17 websites. 

For the fourth year, Ruiz hosted "Get in the Game," demonstrating his strong commitment to the mission of Philadelphia Futures and the students we serve. The Phillies organization came out in full-force in support of the event and Philadelphia Futures. Ruiz was joined by 18 of his Phillies teammates, including Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins. Also attending for the Phillies were Event Chair David Montgomery, President & CEO; Ruben Amaro, Jr., General Manager; Ryne Sandberg, Manager; Gary Matthews, Club Ambassador and members of the coaching staff. Phillies Director of Public Affairs, Scott Palmer, emceed the event. 


Philadelphia Futures Named a Champion in Action

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On January 23, 2014, Philadelphia Futures was surprised live on NBC10 and recognized as the first 2014 Citizens Bank Champion in Action! Philadelphia Futures will receive a $35,000 unrestricted grant, media coverage and extensive promotional and volunteer support from Citizens Bank, NBC10, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and 

If you missed the live announcement on NBC10 - presented by Citizens Bank, NBC10 and Telemundo 62 and Interstate General Media leadership - you can watch it here on the NBC10 website, and you can also view photos from the surprise announcement on

The Award honors Philadelphia Futures for our efforts to help the City's low-income, first-generation-to-college students successfully make the journey to - and through - college. The grant will be used to support our new Outreach Futures initiative. which brings our expertise in college accesss to the broader Philadelphia community through programming and the annual publication and distribution of the Step Up to College Guide