Wawa Inc. has announced the grand opening of its newest New Jersey store located at 50 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The grand opening will be pink-themed grand in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and feature a charitable Hoagies for Heroes contest to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The new Wawa store will feature a self-serve lottery terminal, representing the launch of self-serve lottery for Wawa in the state. Finally, New Jersey residents will be able to “give their dreams a chance” at Wawa.
The grand opening celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. During this landmark grand opening event, Wawa will be joined by local officials including Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn, New Jersey Senator James Beach, charitable partners and community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony, parade of Wawa’s history, and a charitable hoagie building competition featuring members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“We couldn’t be more passionate about honoring the individuals and organizations seeking to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO. “We have been a partner of the Susan G. Komen Foundation since 1993, and during this special month, we are extending our support of their legacy of assisting hundreds of thousands of people in our area and fueling their dedication to finding a cure to this grand opening.”
The Cherry Hill store will be the second Wawa in New Jersey to offer lottery tickets to customers through self-service terminals that feature all lottery games including Powerball, Mega Millions and Instant Tickets. Wawa has self-service lottery machines in all 242 Pennsylvania and all 60 Virginia stores. During the past year in Pennsylvania contributions toward education and supporting older Pennsylvanians have reached over $37.2 million. In New Jersey, the lottery proceeds will benefit education and other institutions. Wawa will install self-service lottery terminals in four additional new Wawa stores in New Jersey by year’s-end with a rollout statewide in 2014.
Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn will join Wawa along with Senator James Beach who will issue a proclamation in honor of Wawa’s continued expansion, creating new jobs, and celebrating employee ownership; and Mel Zimmerman, head of the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce will attend.