20th Annual Slice of Columbus a Hit Wednesday Evening

September 11, 2009

The 20th Annual Slice of Columbus was a huge hit Wednesday (Sept. 9) evening, with its biggest crowd ever -- more than 3,000 pizza lovers were in attendance -- and raising more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children's Hospital. The crowd enjoyed a perfect evening at the Lifestyles Community Pavillion, sampling delicious pies from 18 local shops.

Celebrity judges, Angela Pace (WBNS 10TV) and Johnny DiLoretto (WSYX ABC 6 / WTTE Fox 28), crowned Papa Joes Pizza as Best of Show, while the Peoples Choice award went to newcomer Romeos. Kristy Kemper and Jerry Elliott from QFM 96 tapped Donatos as Best Overall.

Winners by Category:

1. Romeos
2. Sparanos
3. Adriaticos

1. Papa Joes
2. Catalfinos
3. Antonios

1. Donatos
2. Sparanos
3. Catalfinos

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 NationwideChildrens.org.