Blue Jackets Foundation receives $20,000 donation from Papa John's Pizza's "Cookies for Kids" program
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation announced today that the Central Ohio franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza has donated $20,071 from its “Cookies for Kids” program to support the Blue Jackets Foundation’s fight against pediatric cancer. Over the last six weeks, $1 from every Mega-Sized Chocolate Chip Cookie sold through participating Columbus-area stores and those in Zanesville, Cambridge, Chillicothe, Lancaster, and Mt. Vernon benefited “Cookies for Kids.”
“Papa John’s Pizza has been a very proactive and generous supporter of our work in the community since their partnership with our team and Foundation began three years ago,” said Jen Bowden, Blue Jackets vice president of community relations and executive director of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. “This donation from the ‘Cookies for Kids’ campaign will further our efforts to fund a variety of much-needed support programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families.”
“The response from the Blue Jackets fans and our customers was outstanding,” said Charles Burris, Johncol, Inc. Operating Partner. “Thanks to Nick Foligno and Papa John for help getting the word out and all of our fellow Central Ohio Franchisees for joining us in support of the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. It’s a great organization that has a worthy calling, and we are just proud to be able to support them in their mission.”
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday night when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game time from Tampa Bay Times Forum is 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 FM The Fan in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com.