Last week Beach Boys Pizza franchise, owners of 11 area Papa John’s franchises, attended the National Papa John’s Convention in Orlando and won the 2012 National Humanitarian Award for Papa Johns. Beach Boys Pizza won the 2012 Award for its efforts and partnerships in its local communities.
Beach Boys Pizza’s Operating Partner, Ray Sears attended the conference with their Area Supervisors; Chris Swift and John Kreuter, Marketing Director, Jenni Lusher, and the Sears Family. Beach Boys Pizza won this recognition over more than 4,000 Corporate and Franchise locations worldwide.
The Humanitarian Award is based on the Franchise that, throughout the year, exhibits the highest level of dedication to Humanitarian Efforts and partners with local charities and organizations. Beach Boys Pizza creatively uses its website, www.papajohns.com and the use of online promotional codes to generate additional funds for local needs.
Partners in 2012 included the American Diabetes Association, Calvert Marine Musuem Waterside Concert Series, End Hunger of Calvert County, Multiple Sclerosis, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, SOMD First Responder Scholarship Fund, the USO, and many more local St. Mary’s and Calvert County organizations, schools, and non-profits.
Kreuter said, “We didn’t set out this year with the mission of winning an award for doing good. We set out with a mission to give back to a community that is so generous to us. ‘People are Priority Number One-Always’ is just one of the core values at Papa John’s and we simply try to embrace that idea every day.”
“I am really honored to win this award from Papa Johns and am so proud to be Partners with a Company that shares the same ideals that we do at Beach Boys Pizza, plus to live in a Community that realizes the importance of giving, giving back, and supporting those in need,” said Sears. “Without our generous customers, we would not have the success that we do and be able to give back. We truly do have the best Team Members, Partners, Organizations, and most of all, our Customers. This Award is for ALL of us !”