Phillie Phanatic surprises three 103-year-olds at Neshaminy Manor

The Phillie Phanatic paid a surprise visit to the residents of Neshaminy Manor on December 7th, thanks to locally-headquartered nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.

Three of the residents there turned 103 this year and Neshaminy Manor wanted to celebrate their milestone birthdays in a big way!

Esther Welch, Emma Ventresca and Ann Nieswander are all Phillies fans. Welch, especially, is a lifelong fan who still watches every game! 

Twilight Wish Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational Twilight Wish celebrations.

Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 5,852 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S. 

Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 65 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level. 

If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, please visit the website at or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.  

PHOTO CAP:  Ann Nieswander dances with the Phanatic

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