LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's is taking a swing at helping fight childhood cancer by
donating $100 for every homerun hit by a Louisville Bats' player this
season at Slugger Field, and $1,000 for every grand slam, through its
Homers for Heroes campaign. The donation will go to the Addison Jo Blair
Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children's Hospital.
Through its Homers for Heroes campaign, Papa John's will make a donation to Kosair Children's Hospital in the name of Sammy Johnson, also known as Super Sammy, a 3-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio fighting stage 4 Neuroblastoma. (Photo: Business Wire)
The donation will be made in the name of Sammy Johnson, also known as
Super Sammy, a 3-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio, who has been fighting
stage 4 Neuroblastoma for the past nine months. Papa John's has been
following and supporting Super Sammy's courageous fight through Facebook.
"Kosair Children's Hospital is on the front lines of childhood cancer
treatment and clinical research every day and we are honored to support
the great work they do for children and families in the Louisville
community and beyond," said John Schnatter, Papa John's founder,
chairman and CEO. "We are honored to make this donation in the name of
Super Sammy, who has inspired us with his brave fight and positive
attitude, and hope it will help raise awareness of this terrible
Kosair Children's Hospital has more than 650 children in ongoing cancer
treatment, clinics and follow-ups each year. More than 85 children are
newly diagnosed each year. Kosair Children's Hospital is Kentucky's only
full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated
exclusively to caring for children.
The Homers for Heroes campaign kicked off opening day, April 4, when
Louisville beat the Toledo Mud Hens in a game that featured three Bats
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the
past 13 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer
satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer
Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of
the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more information
about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
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