Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson partners with pizza chain for neighborhood help

Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson partners with pizza chain for neighborhood help
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson have partnered with a national restaurant chain to support Tucson neighborhoods.

Through the Better Neighbors program, all 12 Papa John's stores in the Tucson area will donate 29 percent of all sales to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The press release follows:

Papa John's Announces Better Neighbors Program Partnering

with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Efforts kick off with 29 percent of sales donated to the nonprofit on 8/29/18

AUGUST 24, 2018 – Tucson, Ariz. –Tucson area Papa John’s restaurants are proud to announce the new Better Neighbors program by partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. The Better Neighbors program provides an opportunity for Papa John’s restaurant owners and employees to support the neighborhoods that they live and work in. Through the Better Neighbors program, all 12 Papa John’s stores in the Tucson area will donate 29% of all sales to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson on Wednesday, August 29.

The Better Neighbors commitment will continue through the 2018-2019 school year, from August 30, 2018 - June 6, 2019, with the Better Neighbors deal: Two-large, two-topping pizzas with a two-liter soda purchase, valued at $24. Any time this deal is ordered online, Papa John's will donate $2 of every sale to the nonprofit organization.

“As a family-owned business, we are honored to shine a light on the important work being done and the lives being affected at Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson,” said Clark Mandigo, III, owner of several Tucson area Papa John’s. “Along with other local Papa John’s franchise owners, we are a company that cares and have been active in our community for many years. The Better Neighbors program is an extension of our ongoing support of the neighborhoods that we serve.”

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson are grateful for the support we receive from community businesses like Papa John’s,” said Debbie Wagner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson CEO. “We are looking forward to extending our partnership with Papa John’s through its Better Neighbors program and appreciate this local business that cares about making our community better and is helping to create awareness of the work that we do for at-risk youth.”

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

For over 50 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has helped keep thousands of local children involved in wholesome activities by providing a positive alternative to the negative influences that they face on a daily basis. For only $10 per school year and $20 per summer session, the Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation. The organization currently serves over 5,000 at-risk youth age 7-17 at its 6 local clubhouses. To find out more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, visit bgctucson.org or call (520) 573-3533.

About Tucson area Papa John's

The Tucson area Papa John’s restaurants proudly serve the community and are locally owned and operated. These family-owned businesses employ over 200 people in 12 stores and believe in serving the communities in which they operate. To order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com. Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John’s Pizza family at www.papajohns.com/franchise.