John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s Pizza, promised a free, one-topping pizza to everyone in attendance at last week’s University of Louisville Men’s Basketball victory over Oral Roberts University.
While the on-court action was a rout, resulting in a 37-point victory for Louisville, the halftime show proved exciting for everyone in attendance. The Associated Press reports that Schnatter agreed to feed all 18,868 fans with a free meal from his Louisville-based pizza delivery chain if he could sink a halfcourt shot. After several attempts, Schnatter succeeded and now stands to give away roughly $174,000 in free food if everyone eligible takes him up on his offer.
The deal, redeemable by bringing a ticket stub from the game into one of the restaurant’s Kentucky locations, applies to carryout orders only.
Video of the shot appears below the jump.
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