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2nd Annual Jortstop Night

A personal campaign sponsored by Dom DeFonso

August 17, 2024

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Jortstop Night 2024

Just about a year ago a group of rowdy, passionate Phillies fans piled in to Citizens Bank Park to support their beloved Phillies but more importantly their second baseman, Jean Segura. Decked head to toe in denim, the rambunctious group quickly took night by storm... Jean's jeans was born. An idea that came from impromptu arts and crafts project snowballed into 70 twenty-something-years-olds singing and dancing on their own. We discovered the attention that a group of ridiculously dressed fans can draw. We saw an opportunity and took to turn this one-off tailgate into a yearly tradition to bring friends and family together while supporting an incredible cause. This year Philadelphias favor denim-clad group is BACK at the ballpark, the attire will be the same but the mission is different.

Our Mission

This year, we want to use the enthusiasm and passion of our group to raise money for a great cause. That is why we partnered with The V Foundation for cancer research to use our event as a way to raise money to help fight cancer.

Phillies new shortstop Trea Turner, and his wife Kristen, have a long history with the Jimmy V foundation. As NC State grads and a philanthropists in their own rights, we can think of no better way to welcome Philadelphias newest “Jortstop” and his family to the city while bringing back our fan-favorite theme.

Anyone who attended last years event can tell you how the community and uniqueness made for an unforgettable night. Our goal is to create a tradition that can last for years to come and serve as a way to give back to our community while having a great time.

How to get Involved

If you are reading this you are in the right place! If our mission and passion resonates with you and want to donate to this incredible cause the donation link is on the top of the page.

If you are not in a position to financially support there is still so much you can do to help us reach our goals. Sharing this page with loved ones, or on social media is an easy and effective way to help us spread our mission.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded over $310 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and related programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive award process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit