Papa John's Pizza is the new sponsor of the Sunshine Foundation's Dreamlift flight from the Interior to Disneyland.

Papa John's Pizza is the new sponsor of the Sunshine Foundation's Dreamlift flight from the Interior to Disneyland.

New sponsor takes flight for Dreamlift

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada has found a new partner in Papa John’s Pizza

A special group of kids will continue to wing their way to the Magic Kingdom.

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada has found a new partner in Papa John’s Pizza for its Dreamlift flight for youth with life-threatening illness or serious disabilities.

“Sunshine and Papa John’s are a perfect fit with shared values of delivering a unique and personal experience and recognizing that people and kids are at the heart of what we do,” said Nancy Sutherland, Sunshine Foundation chief executive officer.

In December, Park Inland Restaurants, which owns the  Okanagan Wendy’s franchise, decided not to sponsor Dreamlift flights after 20 years.

April 29, will mark the first Papa John’s Pizza Dreams for Kids Day in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Kamloops, and Prince George. The outlets will donate 100 per cent of the proceeds and staff wages to Sunshine’s individual dreams and Dreamlift programs.

The first flight from Kelowna to Disneyland will be in December.

“Our team at Papa John’s looks forward to ensuring that children in the Okanagan continue to have their Sunshine Dreams come true,” says Geoff Linquist, owner of the Kelowna and West Kelowna Papa John’s locations.