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Another Philly Sports Mascot to Appear at Night in Venice

Another Philly Sports Mascot to Appear at Night in Venice


Philadelphia Eagles mascot SWOOP will be part of Ocean City’s Night in Venice boat parade on July 29.

SWOOP will join Phillies mascot the Phanatic, Flyers mascot Gritty and the Philadelphia Union’s mascot Fang as Ocean City celebrates an “It’s a Philly Thing” theme for this year’s parade.

Ocean City’s 68th annual Night in Venice is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Retired Action News anchor Jim Gardner will serve as grand marshal.

SWOOP is an advocate for the Eagles Autism Foundation, a cause long championed by Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. SWOOP will be featured on the boat of Team Carefree Cares, raising funds for the Eagles Autism Challenge.

Entries are still open to anybody who wants to participate in the excitement of the annual bayfront celebration. The optional theme of “It’s a Philly Thing” provides a chance to celebrate the rich history and culture of the Philadelphia region in sports, music, food, education, and government.

Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at or by calling 609-399-6111.

Presenting sponsors for the 2023 Night in Venice are ACME Markets and Jet Drive Exchange Boat Club. They have put together a package of prizes for participating boats and homeowners.