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Every year, the Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion aims to benefit the important work done by Whole Planet Foundation, which works to alleviate poverty through microcredit in countries where Whole Foods Market sources product. As the March 16-18 event is free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to make a donation to Whole Planet Foundation. 

Guests can enter to win the event’s coveted “Cut The Line” Passes when they make a donation of $5 or more to the Whole Planet Foundation via Pledgling. Winners will be notified via email by 8pm CT before each day’s events on 3/16, 3/17, and 3/18. No purchase necessary. Complete rules are available at http://bit.ly/swinvasionsweeps.

Additional ways to donate to Whole Planet Foundation include: (1) via Text2Give* by texting PLANET to 80077 for a $25 donation, (2) in any Whole Foods Market stores at check out until March 31, and (3) on site at Southwest Invasion March 16-18 with cash and/or credit card.

Southwest Invasion sponsor Schwinn is donating three of their beloved bicycles and one of their pet trailers to be given away by Whole Planet Foundation and the Whole Foods Market flagship store, located at 525 N Lamar Blvd. in Downtown Austin. Guests will have the chance to win by purchasing tickets to enter a draw and/or tickets for a spinning prize wheel on site at Southwest Invasion. All proceeds will benefit Whole Planet Foundation.

Available to win is one of the Limited Edition Schwinn Lemon Peelers, a replica of the 1968 classic Schwinn bike that took a generation by storm all those years ago. With a vintage style steel Sting-Ray frame and springer fork, nostalgia is only a few pedal strokes away. The Lemon Peeler was one of the most popular and beloved bike designs for generations of Schwinn riders.

Schwinn is also donating one of their 700c Men’s Circuit sport hybrid bikes and one of their 700c Women’s Circuit sport hybrid bikes. They’re agile and responsive yet seriously durable. Thanks to the light aluminum fitness frame, a rigid road suspension fork and 21-speed Shimano EZ-Fire shifters with a Shimano rear derailleur, the Circuit is speedy and agile for morning commutes and weekend getaway rides. Additionally, Schwinn is donating one of their Rascal Pet Trailers, to take your favorite furry companion everywhere you go. 

For more information on Whole Planet Foundation, please wholeplanetfoundation.org.

The sixth annual Southwest Invasion is hosted by Whole Foods Market, and benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Sponsors of this year’s event include Clif Bar & Company, ZICO, Schwinn, Wells Fargo, Zevia, truRoots, Foodee, Hops & Grain, Califia Farms, OCHO Candy, West Elm, Health-Ade Kombucha, Dang, and Rishi Tea. Supporting partners include Section101, Riptide Music Group, Front Row Center, QSC, Red Boot PR, and Pledgeling. 

An RSVP is required to attend Southwest Invasion. Space is limited.

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