Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, his wife, Annette, and their Evergreen Real Estate company, last week were named the 2008 National Trails Corporate Award winners, during the American Trails 19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Schnatters and Evergreen were honored for their efforts in trail creation and greenway improvements in the greater Louisville area. Their efforts included $3 million in financial support for the Louisville regional trails efforts, and the design and construction of the Anchorage Trail, a 1-mile trail in Anchorage, Kentucky, that has now been expanded to a 2-mile loop.

“A lot of hard work and planning by the entire town of Anchorage went into the Anchorage Trail project,” says Schnatter.“

American Trails presents the National Trails Awards every two years to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails for all Americans. To be eligible for the Corporate Award, a business or corporation must have demonstrated significant, sustained, and exemplary service to trails planning, implementation, and/or recreation.

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