KISSIMMEE, FLA., June 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) announced that Papa John's is its newest partner, committing to serving pizza to the more than 7,400 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families who come to the unique resort every year. As part of its commitment, Papa John's unveiled E-Deals, online specials that will help fund the effort to provide delicious pizzas during these special one-week "wish trips" the families take to the whimsical Village in Kissimmee, Florida.
In order to complete the agreement, Papa John himself visited Give Kids The World Village in April 2015 to treat wish children and their families to a day of fun, smiles and, of course, delicious Papa John's Pizza. In town to host a convention of his corporate and franchise executives, Papa John personally delivered pizzas to several wish families in his signature 1972 Camaro Z-28 before hosting a pizza party at the Village's Park of Dreams pool. Papa John stayed at the party for several hours taking pictures, signing autographs, and serving pizza.
But the generosity didn't stop there. Papa John's team members also volunteered their time by cleaning, planting and even painting rocking chairs for each of the Village's 144 villas.
"We are thrilled to welcome Papa John's to the Village family," said GKTW President and CEO, Pamela Landwirth. "We look forward to a lasting partnership that helps provide our precious children with the happiness that inspires hope."
"The Papa John's family is proud to partner with the Give Kids The World Village and support the great work they do," said Papa John, founder, president and CEO of Papa John's Pizza. "My team members and I had a great time giving back and look forward to helping provide a brighter future for these brave boys and girls."
To order your Papa John's E-Deals that benefit Give Kids The World Village, find a store near you by visiting http://order.papajohns.com/storelocator/page.html and click on the "special offers" tab.
CONTACT: Mark Hoewing GKTW Public Relations Manager MarkH@gktw.org 407.396.1114 x4259
Source: Give Kids the World