Foodservice

Swoop Shake Returns in Wawa’s Support of Autism Foundation

Philadelphia Eagles fundraising event takes place Saturday, beverage LTO through Sunday
Wawa's Swoop Shake is available until Sunday, May 22
Photograph courtesy of Wawa

WAWA, Pa. — In a one-week-only limited-time offer (LTO), convenience-store retailer Wawa is bringing back its Swoop Shake to its Philadelphia stores through May 22 and making a $5,000 contribution to the Eagles Autism Foundation in honor of the specialty beverage.

The shake is made with vanilla soft serve, mint flavor, whipped cream and Eagles green jimmies.

“After making its debut last summer and seeing the incredible response from fans and customers alike, we are excited to announce the Swoop Shake has returned to Philadelphia Wawa stores,” said Ryan Hammond, executive director of the Eagles Autism Foundation. “Wawa has been with us from the very beginning, supporting our mission and serving as a devoted advocate for the autism community. We are truly grateful for their commitment and thankful for opportunities like this when we can collaborate on creative ideas and concepts with our partners that engage the community and help to advance autism research in the process.”

The Swoop Shake returns as the fifth annual Eagles Autism Challenge takes place May 21. The challenge, presented by Lincoln Financial Group, is a one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk that starts and finishes at Lincoln Financial Field. Wawa has been a longtime partner of the team’s largest annual fundraiser and sponsors the signature event’s cycling routes, the Wawa Junior 10-Mile Ride, Wawa Shorti 30-Mile Ride and Wawa Classic 50-Mile Ride.

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Over the years, Wawa has increased its support, which has included Team Goose Pride consistently serving as one of the top fundraising teams for the Eagles Autism Challenge.

“Wawa is proud to continue its support of the Eagles Autism Foundation with the return of its limited-edition Swoop Shake beverage to drive awareness and funds for the important work the team is doing to support the autism community,” said Alex Costabile, chief customer officer at Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa. “While the beverage is sure to satisfy one's sweet tooth, we hope it provides our customers with even more satisfaction knowing that together, we are helping advance research and programming for individuals with autism.”

The fundraiser has raised more than $12 million for autism research and programming. A total of 56 research projects and community grants have been funded through the Eagles Autism Foundation to assist individuals and families affected by autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 44 people living in the United States are on the autism spectrum. Autism is a complex neurological and developmental condition that expresses itself differently in each individual.

For more information or to register for the Eagles Autism Challenge, visit EaglesAutismChallenge.org. All new participants will have 50% of their registration fee waived by using promo code “EAC22” when signing up.

Wawa, a privately held company, operates more than 965 c-stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

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