FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PAPA JOHN’S CANADA PIZZA POWER PLAY CAMPAIGN DONATES $176,000 TO KIDSPORT ALBERTA

Papa John’s and KidSport Alberta have teamed up once again So ALL Kids Can Play!

CALGARY, ALBERTA – [6 August, 2019] – The latest edition of the Papa John’s Canada Pizza Power Play campaign was a resounding success, raising $37,300 for kids across Alberta. This is in addition to $49,371 raised between September and December 2018, and corporate donations of $90,000, for a cumulative total donation of $176,000. Hundreds of kids in Alberta will experience the lifelong benefits of organized sport as a result of this donation.

Over the months of April, May, and June 2019, every online order submitted to a Papa John’s Canada franchise using the promo code “KIDSPORT” received a 30% discount, with 10% of the order’s value being automatically donated to the nearest local KidSport chapter. In this way, Papa John’s commitment to the communities in which it operates and KidSport’s grassroots programming was demonstrated, as every dollar raised in a community stayed in that community, to help get local kids off the sidelines and into the game. 

KidSport Alberta Executive Director Greg Ingalls said, “A huge thank you needs to go out to each and every Papa John’s franchise owner and their staff for their participation in this campaign. Their support of KidSport during the latest edition of Pizza Power Play has enabled 150 kids across Alberta to play a season of sport. Sport is such a powerful tool for social change; for many KidSport Kids, the opportunity to be a part of a team is a life-changing one. Papa John’s franchisee’s commitment to their local communities and the children living there is clearly evident by their continuing partnership with us in this campaign.”

Teresa Crecy, Director of Marketing for Papa John’s Prairies, said “As a local Alberta company, it is important for us to foster a company culture that is committed to working with organizations like KidSport to give back to our communities. We are delighted with the results accomplished by the collective efforts of Papa John’s local restaurant teams, our loyal customers, and the KidSport Chapters. Since mid 2018 to now, the success of our campaign has allowed us to donate in excess of $176,000 to help kids play sports! To say that is an amazing feeling is an understatement! Participating in programs such as KidSport helps drive our company culture & we remain committed to continue our efforts in working with KidSport to reach our goal of a minimum of $200K in donations!

The Pizza Power Play promotion will return in the fall, kicking off on September 1st and wrapping up on December 29th.

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About KidSport Alberta

KidSport is a national non-profit organization that gets kids off the sidelines by removing the financial barriers that prevent youth from participating in organized sport. KidSport Alberta comprises 37 locally organized community chapters and the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund, which provides support for families in communities that do not have a local chapter. In 2018 local KidSport chapters and the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund assisted 13,864 kids from qualified families into sport by paying $3.25 million in sport registration fees.

About Papa John’s Canada

Run by the multi award-winning Perfect Delivery Canada Co., Papa John’s Prairies is the largest franchise group in the Western Canada region with 60 stores in AB, SK & MB. Perfect Delivery and their franchise partners are locally owned and operated by Canadian residents, and have a long-standing relationship with sport and the community. They are dedicated to providing customer satisfaction, quality ingredients, and better pizza.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Ingalls

Executive Director, KidSport Alberta

gingalls@kidsport.ab.ca