Twenty Pizza Shops Help Celebrate 20 Years of Slice of Columbus

August 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 Childrens Hospital with all proceeds benefiting the hospital. Since its inception two decades ago, Slice of Columbus has raised $600,000 for Nationwide Childrens.

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 Peoples 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

The Development Board of Nationwide Childrens Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Childrens. 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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at