New Hope For Kids Announces Mascot Games Presented By Wawa 2019 Show Dates

Orlando, FL (April 30, 2019) – Hosted by New Hope for Kids, the 26th Annual Mascot Games will be presented by Wawa, a prominent convenience retail store chain in Central Florida. The Mascot Games Presented by Wawa is returning to Amway Center in June for two entertaining shows – Friday, June 21, at 12:30 pm, and Saturday, June 22, at 2 pm.

“The Mascot Games Presented by Wawa truly is one of Central Florida’s most unique and entertaining family events and annually raises valuable profile and funds for New Hope for Kids,” said David Joswick, Executive Director of New Hope for Kids. “We could not have such a tremendous impact without our sponsors, and we would like to sincerely thank Wawa for their continuing sponsorship this year.”

All proceeds from the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.

Mascot Games Event Manager Gloria Capozzi expressed, “Wawa has demonstrated what a perfect partnership can be. They have been involved with the Mascot Games since they opened their first store in Orlando. We celebrate their growth in our community and commitment to New Hope for Kids.”

Twenty-four of the best and most popular mascots from across North America will join Orlando Magic’s STUFF, the event’s host mascot and recently honored as one of the best mascots in sports, for the annual competition.  Mascots from MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA, NHL, and NCAA will be divided into four teams as they compete against each other in wild and zany games to determine the true champions of the mascot world.

New Hope For Kids Announces Mascot Games Presented By Wawa

New Hope For Kids Announces Mascot Games Presented By Wawa (2019 Show Dates)

Tickets for the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa are on sale Monday, April 22nd. Tickets will be available for pre-sale on April 16th through the Amway Center. General admission tickets start at $12 and can be purchased through, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or at  On Saturday only, a limited number of VIP “Mascot Huddle” tickets, which include a Mascot meet and greet and reserved seating, are available for $35. A Groupon promotion will be available on May 1st for premium reserved seating at $20. Group seating for Summer Camps is available by downloading a form from the event website at under the “Camps” tab.

Over the next 4 to 6 weeks, the participating mascots will be introduced through the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa social media channels. Follow along on, Twitter @MascotGames and Instagram @Mascot_Games.

Since its inception, the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa has raised more than $520,000 for New Hope for Kids. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Companies interested in sponsoring the event, highlighting their brand to more than 15,000 Central Florida residents, should contact

About New Hope for Kids

Celebrating over 23 years of hope and healing, New Hope for Kids has been helping Central Florida children in need.  Our purpose is to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses. New Hope for Kids achieves this through two programs: The Center for Grieving Children helps children and families cope with the feelings of grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Wishes for Kids grants wishes to children up to the age 18, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more information visit


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