It's not every day that it's the Phanatic's birthday - so Citizens Bank, Official Bank of the Phillies, is celebrating early and inviting fans to sign a giant birthday card in honor of the Phillies' mascot, who is 35 years in the making.

The massive birthday card signing will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Market & Shoppes at Comcast Center in Philadelphia, from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., and again from noon - 1:00 p.m. The noon event features special guests, including the Phillies' Scott Palmer, as well as Phoebe (the Phanatic's mother), Ben Franklin, Cleopatra, Citizens Bank Ballpark Bankers, and other special guests.

Fans at the event will also be treated to a preview of the Phanatic's new DVD, Time Travelin' Phanatic, to be given out to children 14 and under at the Citizens Bank Phanatic Birthday Celebration, which will officially take place on Sunday, April 21, at Citizens Bank Park before and during that evening's Phillies-Cardinals game. The ballpark event features a red carpet experience starting at 6:30 p.m. (no game ticket needed), where fans are invited to cheer on the local celebrities as they arrive for the event. For more details on the Citizens Bank Phillie Phanatic Birthday Celebration, please visit phillies.com.

WHEN
Friday, April 19, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Noon - 1:00 p.m. with special guests

WHERE
Market & Shoppes at Comcast Center, 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pa.