by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
Gov. Martin O’Malley recently 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, the official pizza company of the Ravens, publicized its new partnership with SS200 at M&T Bank Stadium, prior to and during the Baltimore Ravens winning play-off game against the Houston Texans last Sunday afternoon. M&T Bank Stadium also flew the commemorative 15-star, 15-stripe flag – a replica of the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the National Anthem – that day.
“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.