Pizza Hut commits to 'Hook 'Em on Education'
Aug. 9, 2011
Pizza Hut, home of America's favorite pizza, has also been the Official Pizza of UT Athletics since 2005, and through that relationship, Pizza Hut is now able to reach out to the Austin community and help young students build strong academic futures.
From now through Sept. 25, Pizza Hut is offering a local promotion in 34 greater Austin-area locations. Every time someone places an order for their Spicy Pizza Rollers, $1 will be donated back to the University of Texas Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP).
This marks the second year of Pizza Hut's partnership with the NLP, an educational incentive and outreach program started in 1991 by UT Athletics. During the 2010 Texas Football season, $14,431 was raised for NLP students.
With a partnership between the Austin Independent School District and UT Athletics, NLP is able to offer students real incentives to excel academically. Through various reading and leadership programs, students are rewarded with opportunities to attend UT sporting events, and even meet with coaches and student-athletes.
"We are grateful Pizza Hut links community to education by providing opportunities for the children," said Celina Ruiz-Snowden, NLP Executive Director. "Thank you Pizza Hut for helping the community give the gift of education."