Papalinos Pizza to celebrate Boys & Girls Haven with Derby Hats for Haven Event

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Saturday, April 25 Hats for Haven event at Louisville’s Papalinos Pizza in Springhurst designed to take Derby Hat tradition and turn heads to raise funds for Boys & Girls Haven.

Today, Papalinos Pizza, located in the Springhurst shopping area is making the most of everyone’s favorite topping (for their head) on Saturday, April 25, and starting their own Derby tradition to raise funds for Louisville’s Boys & Girls Haven. Starting at 11:00am Papalinos will be giving every customer who wears a “Derby Worthy” hat (no baseball caps please) a FREE appetizer and will be donating 10% of their proceeds from the day to Boys & Girls Haven. Additionally, customers can enjoy all day food and drink specials, live entertainment and Derby oriented fun for their kids.

“As a Louisville original ourselves, wanted to find a way to celebrate the joy and excitement of Derby and also do some good for the community”, says Shelly Sharber, co-owner of Papalinos. “And since we were already engaged in being the dinner sponsor at Friday, April 24’s Pasta Dinner for the teams running for Boys & Girls Haven in the Derby Festival’s Mini Marathon, we thought it was a natural way to continue that partnership through the weekend and continue to have a little fun with it.”

Aside from the sporting of fantastic hats, the day’s events will include Papalinos’ take on some Kentucky favorites like a “Basil Julep” instead of mint and the Hot Brown Pizza, Pizza Box Hat making for the kids and live music by Big Poppa Stampley.

“We are happy to be a partner with Papalinos, who has really stepped up this year to support the work we do at Boys & Girls Haven” says Roberto Felix, Development Coordinator with Boys & Girls Haven. “Our success is dependent on the continued involvement of the Louisville community, and we are excited to have the Papalinos team on board.”

About Boys and Girls Haven
Our mission statement is to shelter, heal and teach struggling young people to become productive and healthy members of our community.

Boy & Girls Haven is a private non-profit agency, nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and dedicated to serving victims of abuse, abandonment, and/or neglect. We serve clients from across Kentucky through the main campus in the Louisville metropolitan area and several satellite offices around the state. While our services have expanded over the years, the goal since our beginning has been to provide every child we serve with a home, a family, a community and a future. Since 1950, Boys & Girls Haven has touched the lives of more than 5,000 vulnerable and forgotten children.

About Papalinos Pizza
Papalinos Italian Pub is an Italian-inspired Pizza Pub based in Louisville, KY at 3598 Springhurst Blvd. focusing on using only the highest quality, farm fresh ingredients available. Papalinos is unique in that all ingredients of the pizza are fresh and never frozen. We believe that “from scratch” is the only way to make our pizzas, which is why we cure our own meats and make our own dough. No Short Cuts. Papalinos has been voted the “Best Pizza in Louisville” every year since the restaurant opened in 2010. Papalinos can be found on the web at, on Facebook at Papalinos Pizza, and followed on Twitter @PapalinosPizza or at (502) 736-2700

For more information contact, Luke Blackburn at luke(at)lb9marketing(dot)com or (502) 271-9531.

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