Pizza company sponsors "America's Toughest Stage Race TM"
and provides bike helmets to underserved youth
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide better experiences
to the communities and neighborhoods where it operates, Papa
John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) will donate 500
custom-designed bike helmets to underserved youth participating in the
Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective (SLCBC) program. The donation
complements the pizza company's sponsorship of the Tour of Utah, a
week-long professional cycling race for the best men's teams in the
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Papa John's donated helmets will feature stick-on decals to enable kids to 'create their own' pizza helmet with popular pizza ingredients like mushrooms and tomatoes, slices of pizza and zooming cyclists. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Papa John's is excited to partner with the Tour of Utah and Salt Lake
City Bicycle Collective. Our love for pizza, cycling and our local
community go hand-in-hand. This is a unique opportunity to help support
the local economy and bring people together to enjoy the sport of
cycling and the great outdoors," said Founder, Chairman and CEO "Papa
John" Schnatter. "As an avid cyclist, I'm encouraged by the good work
that the Salt
Lake City Bicycle Collective (SLCBC) is doing to encourage kids to
stay active, while also teaching important life skills and rewarding
hard work. At Papa John's, we are proud to help ensure more kids are
able to benefit from the SLCBC program."
The pizza-themed helmets will be donated to members of the SLCBC, an
affiliate of Trips for Kids, a non-profit focused on providing cycling
experiences for underserved youth across the country through its 75
chapter locations. The SLCBC works with local charity organizations to
donate refurbished bicycles and equipment to youth who don't have access
and coordinate day-long bike rides teaching kids bike skills,
self-confidence and environmental values. The Papa John's donated
helmets will feature stick-on decals to enable kids to ‘create their
own' pizza helmet with popular pizza ingredients like mushrooms and
tomatoes, slices of pizza and zooming cyclists.
"We at the SLCBC are very grateful to receive these helmets from the
team at Papa John's," said Davey Davis, Executive Director, Salt Lake
City Bicycle Collective. "Every kid should get the opportunity to ride a
bike, and this donation supports us in helping more kids to ride safely
and have fun while doing it."
In addition to Papa John's bicycle helmet donation, each day before the
Tour of Utah race stage begins, the Papa John's Sign-In and Autograph
Alley will provide complimentary public access for signatures and
photographs with the world's top cyclists. The pizza company will also
deliver pizza to race volunteers and will supply the race's official
This is Papa John's third year partnering with the Tour of Utah. More
information about the race, which takes place August 1-7, can be found here.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 15 of the past 17 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 the Official Pizza
of Major League Baseball. For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
Twitter at www.twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Instagram at www.instagram.com/papajohns,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza,
and Vine at www.vine.co/papajohns.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising
with Papa John's at www.papajohns.com/franchise.
About the Tour of Utah
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, referred to as "America's Toughest
Stage RaceTM," is a week-long, professional cycling stage
race for the best men's teams in the world. The 2016 event will be held
Aug. 1-7. Now in its 12th year, the event was elevated in 2015 as a
2.HC-rated UCI stage race, making it one of the premier events in North
America. The 2016 Tour of Utah will cover 705 miles of racing and 52,825
feet of climbing. The 2015 Tour of Utah men's champion was Joe
Dombrowski (USA) of Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team. The Tour of Utah
is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. A total of 16 men's
professional teams will compete, bringing more than 122 athletes from 23
About the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an
effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of
a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides
refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing
on children and lower income households.
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Papa John's International Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International Inc.
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