Fifteen Local Pizza Shops Raise Funds for Pediatric Research at Slice of Columbus

September 9, 2014

Slice of Columbus is back for its 25th anniversary year as Columbus’ largest pizza event slated 5 p.m.-9 p.m.  on Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014 at the Columbus Commons in Downtown Columbus. Fifteen area pizza shops will dish up their most savory pies to support pediatric research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Back by popular demand is the “People’s Choice Award.” An atmosphere of “Giving Back” is always the main focus for the pizza shops and they will do their best to raise significant dollars together. These generous shops are: Adriatico’s, Borgata Pizza Café, Café Napolitana, Creno’s, Cowtown, Donatos, Jet’s, La Rosa’s, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Luna Pizza Kitchen, Pizza Rustica, Romeo’s, Sparano’s, O H Pizza and Brew and zPizza. All of these shops are winners in the hearts of the children and families we serve.

Slice of Columbus is organized by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s with all proceeds benefitting the hospital. Since its inception more than two decades ago, Slice of Columbus has raised $800,000 for Nationwide Children’s.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample pizza from each shop and vote for their favorite, dance to live entertainment by the Bug Hounds, enjoy crafts beers and wine from Heidelberg Distributing, as well as have lots of fun in our children’s area filled with bounce houses, arts and crafts, miniature golf and so much more.

Tickets are: Adults - $12 online advance; $15 at the gate; Children – Age 6 and older - $8 online advance; $10 at the gate; and Family Pass - $35 online advance; $40 at the gate.  The family pass includes admission for two adults and up to 3 children as well as tickets for 5 free Pepsi products - a savings of $25! 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 Pay it Forward Party, Great Columbus Duck Race, Rock ‘N Bowl and Slice of Columbus.

Slice of Columbus is presented by Alliance Data, Ezzo Italian Meats and RDP Foodservice.  Additional sponsors include Acura Columbus, Columbia Gas, Columbus First Bank, Ernst & Young, Fahlgren-Mortine, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Johnson Investment Counsel, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Park National Bank, Telhio Credit Union, Whittaker Dental and Worthington Industries.

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