Philadelphia Phillies: Wawa launches ‘SchwarberFest’ hoagie promotion as Kyle Schwarber launches historic home run

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Step aside HoagieFest!

Wawa created the “SchwarberFest” to celebrate the Phillies outfielder.

Kyle Schwarber hit an incredible 20 home runs during Wawa’s traditional HoagieFest over the summer and claimed the National League crown at 46 overall.

“As Philadelphia made the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, some fans and channels on social media questioned why Wawa couldn’t host a special return of the Hoagiefest promotion in honor of that performance and the team’s success,” Wawa said in a press release .

“Just as Kyle and the team are working hard to bring a championship to Philadelphia, Wawa is thrilled to introduce ‘SchwarberFest’ and hopes fans will keep dancing on their couches and in the stadium this week!”

Ahead of Game 1 of Tuesday night’s National League Championship Series, Wawa announced it would bring back promotion for a little luck.

It seemed to work.

Schwarber hit a 488-foot home run in the sixth inning. It had an exit speed of 119.7 mph and was the first to reach the upper deck of right field at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. It was the furthest in his career and Petco’s furthest in the Statcast era and gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

During the limited-time SchwarberFest, Wawa Rewards members can earn $5 in Shortis and $6 in Classics.

You must use the Wawa app to get the discounted rate.

“SchwarberFest” also gives something back to the community and supports hunger relief with philabundance.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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