Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 2017 – Charles Burris, Vice President/Operating Partner of Papa John’s of Central Ohio, is excited to announce the expansion of Foligno500 for the upcoming postseason.

#Foligno500 was created through Papa John’s Partnership with Nick Foligno, Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Throughout the 2016-17 season, every time Nick scored a goal, Papa John’s donated $500 to the Janis Foligno Foundation, an organization that supports local charities and research projects committed to finding a cure for cancer. The foundation also provides care and treatment to those battling the disease.

So far in the 2016-17 season, Nick’s goal scoring has generated $12,000 in donations to the Janis Foligno Foundation from Papa John’s Pizza. To add to this, John Buccigross from ESPN has committed, via Twitter, to match the donation given by Papa John’s. Thank You Bucci!

“Our family can’t thank Charles and Michelle and the Papa John’s family enough for their support of the Janis Foligno Foundation and our fight against cancer,” said Foligno. “Their commitment has allowed us to continue our work to help those affected by cancer with the many services we support, but most importantly their contributions aid in the research to help find a cure for this horrible disease.”
As Nick Foligno and the Columbus Blue Jackets gear up for the postseason, Papa John’s will be doubling down on their donation. We call it #Foligno1000! For every goal Nick scores during the postseason Papa John’s will donate an additional $1,000 to the Janis Foligno foundation. “We are excited to expand on the Foligno500 throughout the playoffs,” said Burris. “Nick had a great season and we hope he keeps it going. We are so extremely proud to support the great work of the Janis Foligno Foundation!” Go Nick! Go Jackets! Beat Cancer!

To learn more or donate to the Janis Foligno Foundation, please visit
Johncol, Inc. the franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza is based in Columbus with 27 franchise restaurants headed up by Founder Allen Hertzman and Vice President/Operating Partner Charles Burris. The Johncol team received the prestigious award of Franchisee of the year 2010 and was selected as Division Franchisee winner and National finalist three of the last 5 years for their outstanding operations. Hertzman opened his first Papa John’s Restaurant on Bethel Road in 1991. Since then Johncol has expanded in the greater Columbus area including locations in Delaware, Marion, Mansfield, Newark/Heath and now Lancaster. Papa John’s is the official pizza partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s of Columbus at
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