Phillies to honor local frontline workers with Citizens Bank Park banners

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies will once again honor frontline heroes this season for their sacrifices during the pandemic.

The team is devoting the street banners around Citizens Bank Park to honor 41 local essential workers.

"It's been an awful year, dealing with something that none of us anticipated, but through it all, there's been a segment of our population that has truly gone above and beyond," said Michael Harris, Vice President of Marketing for the Philadelphia Phillies. "All of us at the Phillies wanted to do something unique and a little different to simply say, 'thank you.'"

The 41 frontline heroes selected and their nominators will be invited to Citizens Bank park at the end of the month for a photo shoot. These heroes will also get a chance to tell their story in a video that will air during the games and on the team's YouTube channel.

The Phillies are looking for anyone who has been deemed essential during this pandemic.

"We are looking for delivery drivers and mail carriers, teachers, municipal workers, first responders, waiters, waitresses, food service providers, volunteers, veterinarians, members of the military, the list goes on and on," said Harris.

To nominate a frontline worker, fans need to upload a video to telling the Phillies about their candidate and why he/she should be selected for this opportunity.

The deadline is February 13.
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