Twenty Local Pizza Shops Help Raise Funds at Slice of Columbus

August 27, 2010

Slice of Columbus is back for its 21st year as Columbus’ largest pizza event slated 5 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Twenty area pizza shops will dish up their most savory pies being 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 benefitting the hospital. Since its inception more than 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. New this year is the “family pass” for $35 which includes admission for two adults and up to three children (12 and under) with five Pepsi drink tickets. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at 614-355-0888.

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.

Slice of Columbus is presented by Ezzo Sausage and sponsored by Alliance Data, Columbia Gas, Marsh, Pepsi, Alive, RDP Foodservice, Orange Barrel Media and QFM 96.

Participating pizza shops include:
A Slice of New York
Boston’s Pizza
Casa di Pizza
Cici’s Pizza
Hungry Howie’s
Jet’s Pizza
Late Night Slice
Mellow Mushroom
Minuteman Pizza
Papa Joe’s
Papa John’s
Rick’s Grilled Pizza
Romeo’s Pizza
Sparano’s Pizza
Tammy’s Pizza

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