Papa John Schnatter “Challenges” Spike Lee via Twitter in Pacers Vs. Knicks
Game 5 Playoff
Papa John’s Founder Challenges Knicks Super Fan With Donation of 100 Pizzas
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- May 17, 2013
Following the announcement of Papa John’s partnership with the NBA’s Indiana
Pacers, Papa John Schnatter – Founder, Chairman and CEO of Papa John’s
International, Inc. – took to Twitter in support of the Eastern Conference
Semifinals contestants as they head to Madison Square Garden for tonight‘s
Game 5. As the 3-1 Pacers look to close out the Knicks on their home court and
progress to the Conference Finals, Papa John tweeted filmmaker and New York
Knicks super fan Spike Lee a friendly challenge of 100 Papa John’s pizzas to
any charity of his choice if the Knicks take the series to a Game 6.
Schnatter shows confidence in his favorite NBA team with this win/win
proposition: “@spikelee Pacers take Game 5 tonight at MSG. Wanna bet? Knicks
win, I give 100 pizzas to your favorite charity! #pacers” He is also
encouraging fans to tweet him suggestions at @IAmPapaJohn of what Spike should
ante up when the Pacers win the series.
Papa John’s announced its partnership with the Indiana Pacers earlier this
week by handing out more than 280 pizzas to fans, Pacers team and staff during
the Pacers’ Game 4 playoff win.
If the Pacers are unsuccessful in taking down the Knicks tonight, Papa John
will be a man of his word and pay up in pizzas to Lee’s charity of choice. If
the Knicks pull through, it's likely that charities such as Project 40 and
Champions for Children will be full of pie after tonight.
For more information on Papa John’s, visit www.papajohns.com
About Papa John’s Pizza International
Headquartered inLouisville, Kentucky,Papa John's International,
Inc.(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of
thepast 13 years, consumers haverated Papa John's No. 1 in
customersatisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American
CustomerSatisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor
oftheNational Football Leagueand Super Bowl XLVII. For more
informationabout the company or to order pizza online, visitPapa
Papa John's International, Inc.
Steve Higdon, 502-261-4710
Vice President, Global Communications
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