Papa John’s Pizza Announced As Sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in Papa John's at 8:05 pm by Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), the world’s third largest pizza chain, will be the Official Pizza of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as today announced by the World Games 2010 Foundation and the Kentucky-based company.

“Papa John’s looks forward to delivering our ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.’ brand promise to visitors from all over the world as they converge in Lexington for the Games,” said Mike Coomes, division vice president for Papa John’s. “Our brand has always been known for quality and we are proud to partner with another quality organization in the World Equestrian Games.”

As part of the agreement, Papa John’s will assist in feeding thousands of volunteers over the course of the 16-day event and will be the exclusive pizza sold on the grounds. They will also have a significant presence on the grounds during the event.

“Papa John’s coming on board as a sponsor is very exciting for the Games,” stated Terry Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Games. “Not only are their products of the highest quality, but they are also a proud Kentucky company, which makes it even more special.”

Papa John’s is based in Louisville, Kentucky and has more than 3,400 restaurants in 30 countries.

About Papa John’s
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third largest pizza company. For nine of the last 10 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 also was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers’ Choice in Chains in the pizza segment and was named 2007 Pizza Today Chain of the Year. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com.

Lynn Palm and Rugged Painted Lark Join the Fun and Excitement of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Equine Village, World Equestrian Games at 5:05 am by Thomas

Clinics and Demonstrations are Part of Grounds Pass Ticket Offering

Lexington, Ky. – Lynn Palm will be a featured performer at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, September 25 to October 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

Activities provided daily by Lynn Palm include Bridleless Musical Exhibitions with elements of dressage, reining and jumping to showcase the beauty, amazing athleticism and outstanding ability of Rugged Painted Lark, her registered American Paint Horse. In addition, Palm will be a presenter at the Clinicians Corral and the Kids Zone demonstrating dressage principles for all breeds, levels and disciplines. Palm’s demonstrations will be available with a Grounds Pass Ticket, which are now on sale at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets.

One of the few clinicians available today with a proven competition record, Lynn Palm’s list of accomplishments include being named 2007 AQHA Horsewoman of the Year and AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year, amassing a record four AQHA Superhorse wins and over 34 World and Reserve World Championships. Palm has also written three books and produced over 50 videotapes on training the Western and English rider and horse.

For 40 years, Lynn has championed the partnership of horse and rider, bringing her unique perspective to hundreds of thousands of horse enthusiasts around the world. Having performed at the 1996 Olympic Games with Quarter Horse stallion, Rugged Lark, Palm is no stranger to large audiences whether performing bridleless or offering her step by step teaching methods.

“Our musical exhibition is unique and we are proud to showcase the unique abilities of western, dressage, and jumping as well as demonstrate dressage principles that apply to all disciplines,” said Palm. “Most of all we are proud to show a happy horse while performing.”

Lynn will also be available for training questions throughout the Games. Make a point to join her at the booth in the Equine Village for training products, gifts, saddles, giveaways and contests from Palm Partnership Training and the American Paint Horse Association.

Access to the Equine Village will be available with a Grounds Pass or a competition ticket. Grounds Pass tickets can be purchased at www.alltechfeigames.com, www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and at 1-800-745-3000. Grounds Pass tickets are priced at $25. All children 12 years of age and under will be granted free entry with a paying adult.



Posted in Announcement at 12:01 am by Thomas

It has been a busy start to summer, and summer hasn’t officially started yet, but I finally got around to making my video for Purina’s “Live from Lexington” Blog-O-Spondent contest.  Purina is looking for two people to be Blog-O-Spondents at the Games, and who better then yours truly.

Of course things come up and I find myself trying to shoot a 60 second video on the fly on the last evening to be able to submit it.  Amazingly after a number of takes I managed to get one that I at least found except-able  that came in at a minute and 2 seconds, pretty good doing that unscripted.  I am much more at ease handling the logistics of a video shoot then I am actually trying to star in and direct at the same time.  The funny thing is, I am always ready to talk about the Games to anybody willing to listen (and I am sure a few who weren’t) but it is always harder just talking to a camera.  I also have to give thanks to my horse “Charm’s Express”, she was patient with me tonight, though by the end she was tired of just looking at the grass.

You can see my video on YouTube

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