STAR-SPANGLED 200 ANNOUNCES
PARTNERSHIP WITH PAPA JOHN'S
BALTIMORE (Jan. 15) - Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that Papa John's has become the first founding corporate partner of Star-Spangled 200 (SS200), Inc., the nonprofit affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The commission and SS200 are planning a multi-year commemoration of the bicentennial, starting with an international maritime festival and air show - Star-Spangled Sailabration - in June at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay region.
Papa John's will publicize its new partnership with SS200 at M&T Bank Stadium, prior to and during the Baltimore Ravens play-off game on Sunday afternoon. Papa John's pizza is the official pizza of the Ravens.
"Maryland is the centerpiece of our nation's commemoration of the War of 1812," said Gov. O'Malley. "I'd like to thank Papa John's for supporting our State as we, the revolutionary people of Maryland, celebrate our revolutionary history."
The three-year partnership provides Papa John's with marketing, public relations, signage and advertising benefits, as well as exclusive pizza vending rights at all Star-Spangled 200 events, including Star-Spangled Sailabration, June 13-19.
"By partnering with Star-Spangled 200, Papa John's is not only promoting Maryland's state-wide commemoration, but also giving its Maryland customers a unique way to support the initiative, just by ordering their favorite pizza," said Bob Billman, operations vice president for Papa John's.
Through the three-year partnership, Papa John's will offer a 10 percent discount for online orders and another 10 percent will be donated to Star-Spangled 200, Inc. To take advantage of this offer and order a game-day pizza, go to www.papajohns.com and use promotional code: SS200. The offer, valid at participating Maryland Papa John's locations, is available for online orders only and for regular menu price items.
About Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is the not-for-profit 501(c)3 entity that supports the fundraising goals of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Established in September 2010, Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is charged with educating the public through celebration and commemoration of the historical events of the War of 1812 by supporting the charitable and educational activities of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.
For more, visit www.starspangled200.com.
About the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Established by Governor Martin O'Malley, the commission is staffed by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism Film and the Arts. The bicentennial period runs from June 2012 through February 2015. It commemorates Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
For more information, visit www.starspangled200.org.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 10 of the past 12 years, consumers have rated Papa John's number 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.
For more information about the company or to order a pizza online, visit www.papajohns.com.
About Executive Media Communications, Inc.
Executive Media Communications, Inc., (EMCI) is a marketing, media, and sports sponsorship agency with clients across the U.S. in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Rockville, MD, EMCI's clients have experienced year-over-year revenue growth across the board on a consistent basis since EMCI's inception in 2001.
For more information, visit www.executivemediacommunications.com.
About Treseler Marketing and Business Development
Treseler Marketing and Business Development provides strategic planning, marketing, communications, corporate sponsorship and fundraising, development and management advice to established firms in the service sector of the economy to further corporate missions and goals. Treseler Marketing and Business Development of Rockville is the agency of record for Star-Spangled 200, Inc. and is responsible for securing the sponsorship.
For more information, visit www.treselermarketing.com.