Phillies Winter Tour kicks off five days of events with Rob Thomson, special guests

Manager Rob Thomson will be busy spearheading events with current and former players during the Phillies Winter Tour this week.
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson features heavily in the Phillies Winter Tour schedule of events
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson features heavily in the Phillies Winter Tour schedule of events / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies annual Winter Tour gets underway Monday, Jan. 15. The week-long event sees Phillies players, personnel, and special guests participate in community and charitable events around the city through Friday, Jan. 19.

Manager Rob Thomson will be involved in events all week, and will be joined by various current and former Phillies players helping out around the community.

Here's a rundown of the schedule, with two events kicking off the Winter Tour on Monday.

Monday, January 15

Volunteering at Strawberry Mansion Learning Center
The Phillies will be in attendance from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Strawberry Mansion Learning Center to assist volunteers around the center. Manager Rob Thomson and his wife Michele will join with Phillies front office staff to help out with activities at the non-profit center, which provides after-school tutoring, mentoring programs, and summer camps.

Clinic for RBI baseball players
Former Phillies Mickey Morandini, Milt Thompson, and Dickie Noles will join Thomson and the organization's Youth Baseball & Softball Development Staff to host a clinic for youth teams from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. The clinic will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the batting tunnels at Citizens Bank Park.

Tuesday, January 16

Serving meals with St. Francis Inn Ministries
From 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., the Thomsons and Brandon Marsh will serve meals at St. Francis Inn. St. Francis Inn Ministries provides meals, job assistance, social work, and clothing for those in need.

Wednesday, January 17

Aaron Nola honored at Philadelphia Sports Writers Awards Banquet
Starting pitcher Aaron Nola will receive the 2023 Humanitarian Award at the 19th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Awards Banquet. Thomson will be speaking at the dinner, which includes a long list of special guests from the Philadelphia sports world. The banquet starts at 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can find the complete list of attendees and purchase tickets on the PSWA website.

Thursday, January 18

Lehigh Valley IronPigs host Phillies Winter Caravan
Thomson, Marsh, and rookie Orion Kerkering will attend the Phillies Winter Caravan for IronPigs Charities, which will include a dinner and question-and-answer session with the Phillies. This event is also open to the public, with tickets available here.

Friday, January 19

Book reading at Phanatic About Reading Assembly
The final event of the Winter Tour will see the Phillie Phanatic, Thomson, Marsh and Kerkering reading and acting out scenes from the Phanatic's book, The Phillie Phanatic’s Hero, for students and teachers at Clara Barton Elementary School from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

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