DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Papa John's has teamed up with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten to give hope to children affected by domestic violence; $1 will be donated to Witten's SCORE Foundation with every "I'm With Witten" XL pizza deal ordered at PapaJohns.com. The Foundation's SCOREkeeper's Program provides positive male mentors to boys and girls staying in family shelters for domestic violence. The Program has impacted more than 6,400 Texas children since Witten founded it in 2007; the mentors serve as role models, provide friendship, teach life skills, and assist in academics and counseling.
The SCOREkeepers Program is deeply meaningful for Witten who can relate to children who've witnessed domestic violence.
"I want every child who's been in a home where domestic violence has occurred to have the opportunity that I had to break the cycle," said Witten. "My grandfather reset what I understood a man to be and showed me another way. I would not be who I am today without his love and support. I'm thankful to our SCOREkeepers who are dedicated to being strong role models and proving that good men are not hard to find. I also appreciate the fans and Papa John's for contributing to our mission."
Steve McNeil, vice president of operations for Papa John's added, "Jason Witten's willingness to share his story shows others that they don't have to be ashamed of being victims of domestic violence, and through the SCOREkeepers Program, he's empowering thousands of Texas children to pave the way for a better life. He is an inspiration to all of us who admire him as a model family man, athlete and leader. I'm with Witten. Papa John's is with Witten, and we know our customers are, too."
The "I'm With Witten" pizza deal lasts through the Cowboy's entire football season, and is valid at participating Dallas, Austin and Waco-area locations.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company. For 15 of the past 17 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 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 and Super Bowl 51. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com. Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns.
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