On Feb. 28, the District 99 Education Foundation hosted its Pizza Wars fundraiser at South High in Downers Grove. The sixth annual event brought in 600 guests and raised nearly $20,000. Ticket sales and sponsorship proceeds will support District 99 students through innovative teacher grants and student scholarships.
“Pizza Wars would not be as successful without our charitable pizza vendors and generous community sponsors,” District 99 Education Foundation President Julia Beckman said. “We are grateful for their dedication in supporting District 99 students and teachers.”
Guests voted on their favorite pizza in three categories and the winners were: Best Crust – Lou Malnati’s Pizza; Best Sauce – Papa’s Pizza Place; and Best Overall – Tortorice’s Pizza. (Attached are photos of the winning pizzerias with District 99 Education Foundation board member and Pizza Wars event chair Martha Merilos.) View more photos of the event here.
Each of the nine pizza vendors donated 30 pizzas and provided several employees for the event. The pizza vendors included: Al’s Pizzeria (Woodridge), L&F Pizza (Westmont), Lou Malnati’s Pizza (Downers Grove), Nancy’s Pizza (Woodridge), Papa’s Pizza Place (Woodridge), Rosati’s (Woodridge), Skuddlebutt’s Pizza (Downers Grove), Tortorice’s Pizzeria (Downers Grove), and Zazzo’s Pizza (Westmont).
Also, a complete list of more than 35 community sponsors can be found on the District 99 Education Foundation website.
To learn more about the District 99 Education Foundation, their mission, and how to get involved, visit www.d99ef.org.