ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 9, 2012– Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the reigning World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, has announced a partnership with Papa John’s Pizza to help raise money to support kids in our community.
For the entire month of January, St. Louis area Papa John’s will feature the Cardinals Care $20 Papa John’s Deal with $2 from every deal sold going directly to support Cardinals Care. The deal includes any large pizza, one chicken side and a Cinnapie for just $20.
“We are pleased to partner with Papa John’s and excited to offer fans another unique opportunity to support Cardinals Care,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Cardinals Care.
As part of the agreement, Papa John’s will feature commercial spots in the St. Louis market promoting the deal. Complete information about the deal and participating locations can be found at papajohns.com.
Since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has maintained a direct focus on “Caring for Kids” by distributing funds to area non-profit youth organizations and establishing Redbird Rookies, their flagship program that supports youth on and off the baseball field. Most of the organizations who are recipients of Cardinals Care charitable grants are based in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. Grant funds are intended to support purchases such as school supplies and uniforms, computers, software, instruments, books and games for educational programs, as well as basic needs such as winter clothing for needy children.
The Winter Warm-Up and annual 6K Run are Cardinals Care’s two largest fundraising events each year. In 2011 Cardinals Care raised over $700,000 at the Warm-Up and nearly $160,000 at the second annual 6K Run for Kids. Cardinals Care also raises funds through memorabilia auctions online and throughout Busch Stadium during the season.