Back in November, Cody Asche (above) spoke at a banquet benefiting the ALS Association of Philadelphia. Driven to contribute more by what he had seen that night, Asche began brainstorming ideas on the flight home as to what more he could do for the cause. He came up with the idea to design a T-shirt and to donate the proceeds to ALS research. But the scope of that idea intimidated him.

“I was kind of too scared to do it,” Asche said. “But then it came back to me, and I was like, ‘You know what? Let’s go for it.’ I went to the Phillies and asked them, and they were beyond excited to help me with it.”

Monday’s events were something of a culmination of Asche’s idea. The club held the Phillies Phestival, which raises money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and the entire team and coaching staff were on hand, signing autographs and participating in the festivities of the day. Asche’s T-shirt, emblazoned with a Phillies logo and the moniker “Together We Fight,” was among the many products sold.

On Monday, the Phillies raised a total of $786,146 in support of patients of ALS. Since the Phillies committed to battling ALS in 1984 as their primary charity, more than $16 million has been raised for patient care and services in the greater Philadelphia area.

About admin

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply