SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --A big thrill for hundreds of elementary students here in Philadelphia Wednesday.
Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, broadcaster Scott Franzke and the Phillie Phanatic surprised the kids at St. Monica's Elementary School in South Philadelphia.
They were part of a special assembly for being the top readers out of 50 thousand participants in the "Phillies Be a Phanatic About Reading" program.
Each of the kids received a rally towel.
Then, Nola read a book from the Phillie Phanatic book series.