Philadelphia, PA – This Tuesday, the Philadelphia Greek community and the Phillies celebrated a victory over the Texas Rangers and Greek Heritage.

The event, sponsored by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), featured a pregame ceremony with AHI board member and attorney Nick Chimicles throwing out the first pitch. Chimicles was greeted on the field by the Phillies’ beloved mascot, the Philly Phanatic.

The festivities included traditional Greek dance performances by troupes from St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Media and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Darby. The dancers entertained the crowd before the game and during breaks in the action.

Mezzo-soprano Sophia Pelekasis kicked off the evening with a powerful rendition of the national anthem, drawing enthusiastic cheers from the stands.

Greek Heritage Night has become a cherished tradition for the Philadelphia Greek community. It provides an opportunity for them to come together and share their rich cultural heritage with fellow Phillies fans.

On the field, the Phillies continued their impressive start to the 2024 season, currently sitting atop the National League East standings. The team’s strong roster and dynamic play have raised hopes among fans for a deep postseason run.

Tuesday’s win against the Rangers improved the Phillies’ record and boosted the team’s morale as they navigate a challenging schedule in pursuit of a playoff berth.