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BTSP Named Finalist For $50,000 Wawa "Hero Award"

BTSPhilly   |   Jun 16, 2016

Beat the Streets Philadelphia, has recently been nominated as a finalist for the first ever Wawa Foundation “Hero Award”. BTSP has already secured a $10,000 grant for being a finalist, and will be vying for a $50,000 grant alongside 3 other Philadelphia area non-profits. According to Wawa, the “Hero Award” is, “an honor given to non-profit organizations serving the greater Philadelphia area that assist others and helps to advance communities through preserving our freedom, protecting our safety, inspiring learning, and encouraging and empowering others to become better citizens and community members”. These values hold true to the principal BTSP was founded on, all children have the potential to be productive citizens when provided with the proper support. BTSP aims to positively alter life’s trajectory for underprivileged youth in the Philadelphia area, and has been incredibly successful, reaching over 1000 students at 20 different school and community programs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The winning organization will be announced in front of the Independence Hall on the 4th of July. The event is part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival, a multi-day festival running from June 27th-July 4th all over Philadelphia. The winner of the award will be selected through a public vote starting today, Monday June 20th and ending on Wednesday June 29th. BTSP is an ever expanding organization, and a $50,00 grant would allow us to start more wrestling programs, help more kids, and ultimately help shape a better Philadelphia. We need your help to make this possible. Vote, share on social media, and let everyone know that Beat the Streets Philadelphia needs their help in order to win this grant! Vote Here: The Wawa Foundation Hero Award