Papa John’s Secures Indiana Pacers Sponsorship

May 16, 2013

Restauranteur Papa John’s has announced a sponsorship deal with the Indiana Pacers.

The deal gives the world’s third largest pizza company rights to in-game promotions and use of team marks. In celebration of the partnership, generic John Schnatter, purchase Papa John’s founder, cialis chairman and CEO, attended last night’s playoff game against the New York Knicks giving away pizza to hundreds of fans.

“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.