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Twenty Pizza Shops Help Celebrate 20 Years of Slice of Columbus


Columbus, OH - 8/3/2009
Slice of Columbus is back for its 20th year as Columbus’ largest pizza event slated from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Twenty area pizza shops will dish up their most savory pies and will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and chefs in the battle to be named “Best of Columbus.”

Slice of Columbus is organized by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with all proceeds benefiting the hospital. Since its inception two decades ago, Slice of Columbus has raised $600,000 for Nationwide Children’s.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample unlimited pizza while voting for their favorite. Local pizza shops, in addition to competing for the “Judges’ Award” for the best pie in town, will compete for the most patron votes in the coveted “People’s Choice Award” category. Shucking Bubba will provide entertainment, and activities for children will be on site.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults – $12 at the gate – and free for children 5 years and younger. To purchase tickets, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/sliceofcolumbus.

The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children’s. The Development Board aides the hospital through several events including the Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic and Kick-Off Party, Rock ‘N Bowl and Slice of Columbus.

Sponsors of Slice of Columbus include Ezzo Italian Meats (presenting sponsor), Alliance Data, Columbia Gas, Fahlgren, Marsh and Resources Global Professionals.

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