While Roy Halladay will not be on the mound for today’s Phillies/Cardinals game, some children in Germantown will root for him anyway thanks to something he did for them last month.
The Phillies pitching ace invited youngsters from the Face To Face After School and Summer Camp program to his Citizens Bank Park suite. They munched on hot dogs and cheesesteaks, received autographed T-shirts and pictures and enjoyed a game after which they met Halladay.
“This is a tremendous opportunity,” says Mary Kay Meeks-Hank, Executive Director for Face to Face. “Now more than ever, these children need to have heroes to look up to. Meeting one of the city’s biggest heroes is something they will never forget.”
The program is run by the nonprofit organization Face to Face which provides Germantown area residents with free meals, nurse-managed health care, children’s afterschool and summer programs, computer training, legal and social services and creative arts studios.
Video courtesy of Face to Face, Germantown.