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Flippin’ Pizza Partners with "AJ’s Kids Crane" to Raise Dough

Portion of Proceeds from Signature Pie to Benefit Kids Knocking Out Illnesses at Rady Children’s Hospital.

San Diego, CA, October 06, 2011 --( Flippin’ Pizza, the North County pizzeria known for its authentic New York style pies and community outreach programs, is supporting Star 94.1 FM’s fundraiser, "AJ’s Kids Crane," in its efforts to collect more than 106,000 new and unwrapped toys for the kids at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Throughout the month of October, Flippin’ Pizza’s signature pie, Knockout, will be renamed AJ’s Kids Pie. For every AJ’s Kids Pie sold, Flippin’ Pizza will donate $1 toward purchasing toys for "AJ’s Kids Crane."

Flippin’ Pizza is asking fans to play a vital role in the fundraising efforts by ordering AJ’s Kids Pie, named after Star 94.1 FM’s on-air talent, AJ Machado. Fans can also lend their support by bringing in new and unwrapped toys to any of Flippin’ Pizza’s four North County locations as part of the toy drive.

"The Flippin’ Pizza brand was built on its commitment to high-quality pizza and giving back to the community," said Patrick Farley, CEO of Flippin’ Pizza. "We are excited to be partnering with 'AJ’s Kids Crane' for the second year. By simply ordering a pie and donating toys, we can brighten the lives of children who are battling illnesses and undergoing treatments. It’s also an opportunity for Flippin’ Pizza fans and the North County community to come together and support a wonderful cause."

On Friday, Nov. 4, in the parking lot of IKEA in Mission Valley, "AJ’s Kids Crane" will host a celebration event culminating the toy drive. For the tenth year in a row, Machado will be lifted 60 feet in the air on an 8-foot by 10-foot scissor crane where he will eat, sleep and live until the 106,000 toys are collected.

Flippin’ Pizza fans fear not this is only temporary and no pie was harmed in the renaming. AJ’s Kids Pie will continue to feature the same delicious ingredients as the Knockout pie: pepperoni, meatballs, mushrooms and garlic. As with all Flippin’ Pizza pies, AJ’s Kids Pie will be hand-tossed, with no added oils, no added sugar and no high fructose corn syrup.

For more information about Flippin’ Pizza or AJ’s Kids Pie, visit To stay up-to-date on all the latest Flippin’ Pizza news, join in the conversation on Twitter at and Facebook at To learn more about Star 94.1 FM and "AJ’s Kids Crane," visit:

About Flippin’ Pizza and Knockout Pizzeria:
Under the names Flippin’ Pizza and Knockout Pizzeria, Patrick Farley launched the pizza chain known for its New York style pies and slices in North San Diego County in 2007. With the mission to be the neighborhood pizzeria giving back to the community and providing a true slice of New York to every customer who walks through its doors, the chain now includes 12 locations in California, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit To stay up-to-date on all the latest Flippin’ Pizza news, fans can join in the conversation on Twitter at and Facebook at

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