Utah Jazz Star Derrick Favors & Papa John's Celebrate World Kindness Day!
Derrick Favors, the kindhearted star forward with the Utah Jazz teams up with longtime community partner Papa John's to perform random acts of kindness in celebration of World Kindness Day on Friday, November 13th.
Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12, 2015 (Newswire.com) - World Kindness Day is an annual 24 hour global celebration dedicated to paying it forward and focusing on the good.
Favors and Papa John’s will surprise several organizations in the Salt Lake City community with free pizza deliveries. The companies selected consistently support the citizens of Utah and positively impact the community. Recipients of Friday’s acts of kindness include Ronald McDonald House Charities, University of Utah NICU staff, the Utah Food Bank and the Young Men’s Transitional Home.
Favors’ feel good initiative #FridayFavors launched in September as a means to encourage social change and impact the future through the power of kindness. Since its inception, fans have begun posting their good deeds on social media causing Favors’ mission to inspire a culture to gain momentum. “With all of the negativity in the news and on social media, I wanted to use my platform to remind people that there is still good in the world. “ Favors added, “Papa John’s and I will spread a little kindness on Friday and encourage my fans to join the movement as well.”
Papa John’s is committed to giving back to the communities they serve and take pride in supporting organizations that make Utah a great place to live, work and play. “Honoring these groups on World Kindness Day is a perfect fit for our brand, said Bill Green, Papa John’s VP. He further added “We’ve partnered with Derrick Favors on past events and applaud his efforts to affect positive change in his community.”
Participants of World Kindness Day are encouraged to use the hashtag #WorldKindessDay as they are seeking to reach 1 million acts of kindness on November 13. Favors fans posting their good deeds should also use the #FridayFavors hashtag for a chance to win game tickets to the Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic game on 12/3 and a post game private meet & greet.
About Derrick Favors: The Georgia native is a starting forward/center in his sixth NBA season with the Utah Jazz. He was the No. 3 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft from Georgia Tech and was selected to the 2011 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Standing at a dominating 6 foot 10, Derrick’s athleticism, tenacity and sheer drive have helped him establish a strong presence on the court. He has been an active community member, and participates in numerous Junior Jazz youth basketball clinics, visiting patients at Primary Children’s Hospital and donating Utah Jazz game tickets to non-profit organizations. In 2015, he launched #FridayFavors, a social initiative aimed at inspiring others through the power of kindness. His hometown is Atlanta, GA., and he now resides in Salt Lake City. To follow Derrick socially: @Dfavors14 on Twitter & Instagram ~ @DerrickFavors on Facebook
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 14 of the past 16 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, Super Bowl 50 and more than 350 professional and collegiate sports teams. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit PapaJohns.com. To follow Papa John's socially: @PapaJohns on Facebook & Twitter