Utley was Cairy's favorite Phillies player even before he helped him bank the cash.
Cairy is no stranger to the Philadelphia sports scene. In addition to his full-time job as director of freshman programs and "Project Prepare" at Widener University, the 31-year-old has been working for the past 2 years as an attendant for Central Park, the company that manages the parking lots at the sports complex.
There were eight other Phillies gift-pack winners over the weekend.
Saturday's gift-pack winners were:
John Angelucci, Haddon Heights, N.J.
Deborah Valentine, Philadelphia
Helen Lawville, of Darby
Each winning a gift pack in the seventh inning yesterday were:
Julia Luck, Philadelphia
Lisa Ehly, Philadelphia
Dennis Lafferty, Philadelphia
Sue Burke, West Chester
Bill Clark Springfield
The Daily News pays $1,000 for a home run hit in the Payoff inning and $10,000 for a grand slam. Contestants whose batter fails to hit a home run receive a gift pack, which includes a variety of Phillies-related items.
This season, the Daily News has paid out $3,000.
You can hear the Home Run Payoff inning during each Phillies broadcast on WPHT (1210-AM). Today's coupon is on Page 96.*