Papa John's Announces Partnership Agreements with the Indiana Pacers and All-Star Paul George

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Papa John's Announces Partnership Agreements with the Indiana Pacers and All-Star Paul George

John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, celebrates the partnerships by handing out hundreds of pizzas during the Pacers' playoff win over the New York Knicks

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's this week announced a sponsorship deal with the Indiana Pacers that, among other things, gives the world's third largest pizza company rights to in-game promotions and use of team marks. In celebration of the partnership, John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, attended last night's playoff game against the New York Knicks giving away pizza to hundreds of fans.

Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, John Schnatter, is interviewed by Larra Overton with Pacers.c ...

Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, John Schnatter, is interviewed by Larra Overton with Pacers.com during halftime of the Pacers' playoff victory over the New York Knicks. (Photo: Business Wire)


"I was born and raised in the state of Indiana, and it's where I started Papa John's, so this state and our partnership with the Pacers hold a special place in my heart," said Schnatter. "What this partnership is all about is rewarding Pacers fans with better quality pizza while generating excitement for both the Pacers and Papa John's."

Prior to the game, Papa John's gave away 150 pizzas to fans and the Pacers' team and staff during a pre-game fan rally. During the game, Schnatter gave away an additional 136 pizzas to fans in the loudest section of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

"The Indiana Pacers are very excited to have this outstanding partnership with Papa John's," said Jim Morris, president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. "Both of our organizations are committed to always delivering an outstanding product to our customers each and every day."

Papa John's relationship with the Pacers already has paid dividends for the Indianapolis community as the brand earlier this month partnered with Pacers' all-star Paul George to support Riley House for Children at Indiana University Health. Through the promotion, Papa John's will donate $1 of every order of its Hope Happens Here Meal Deal to Riley Hospital for Children. The promotion already has raised more than $2,500 in just two weeks.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NAS: 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.



Papa John's
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318
Director, Corporate Communications
Darryl_Carr@papajohns.com

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