The Wawa Foundation Hero Award
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area by assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety, and educating and inspiring our youth.
Join us in congratulating this year’s winner!
After receiving more than 10,000 votes, we selected the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports as the winner of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award! We proudly presented the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports with their award and a $50,000 grant during the Wawa Welcome America! festivities in Philadelphia on Independence Day. The three runners-up were also recognized that day, each receiving a $10,000 grant.
The Wawa Foundation commends all four organizations for their commitment to serving our communities. Thank you for sharing your inspiring stories with us!
Read the finalists’ stories below, and learn more about the work they’re doing to improve their communities and empower the citizens who live in them.
ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
Founded in 2002, ASAP is Philadelphia’s leading after-school partner and advocate. Through four citywide…
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) engages thousands of volunteers who give their precious time to mentor…
For more than 30 years, Esperanza has been empowering those on a pathway out of poverty in the Hunting Park section…
Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports
The Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports operates 13 sport-and-wellness programs year-round, with a focus on building…