PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Monday night, the Phillies took the night off from the diamond and raised money for a great cause. The team held the Phillies Phestival which benefited ALS patients. The Phillies adopted ALS as their primary charitable cause in 1984.

The Phillies have raised over $16 million since 1984 for ALS.

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Monday’s festival, held at Citizens Bank Park, raised a total of $786,146 for ALS patients. The annual autograph and auction party helps to raise money to help those receiving patient care and services for ALS in the Philadelphia area.

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ALS patients were on hand for Monday night’s event to enjoy the festivities and to meet the players. In addition to the players, the event was attended by coaches, members of the Phillies front office and wives of several of the players.

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In addition, the 3rd annual Phillies Charities, Inc. Phantastic Auction held recently on phillies.com in partnership with SportsRadio 94WIP and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, gave fans the chance to bid on 50 once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Hall of Famers and All-Stars, as well as exclusive trips, memorabilia and many other Phillies opportunities. Nearly $105,000 for charity was raised, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Phestival total.