On Thursday, January 19th, our Lincolnwood and Wilmette pizzerias teamed up to defend last year’s title for the last, and final, Pizza Wars 7 hosted by Niles North High School. At the event, we fed hundreds of hungry participants our famous deep dish pizza, and walked away champions for the second year in a row!
Proceeds from Pizza Wars 7 benefit the District 219 Education Foundation, which strives to provide financial aid for educational resources outside the scope of the regular district budget, like instruments and a cappella trips, for students and their families who have school related costs they are unable to fund themselves.
On Wednesday, January 20th, our Wilmette pizzeria competed in Pizza Wars 6 at Niles North High School, and came away with the BIG W! The event was organized by Niles North students and administrators to benefit the District 219 Education Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for District 219 students who are in critical need by providing additional resources, like money for academic grants, and basic necessities like healthy meals.
At the event, we served slices of our famous deep dish pizza to about 1,100 hungry Pizza Wars 6 attendees. We had some stiff competition, but in the end, our pizza won out over all the others.
It wasn’t only a victory for Lou Malnati’s, the event was also a huge success for the District 219 Education Foundation. At the end of the night, $14,000 was raised to benefit the Foundation!
Read more about Pizza Wars 6 in this Chicago Tribune article.
More than 300 high school students from Loyola Academy, New Trier High School, North Shore Country Day School and Regina Dominican High School, joined together for the first multi-high school dance marathon, in which they danced for six hours straight to raise funds for the hospital. Besides the non-stop dancing, the event included inspiring stories from families touched by the hospital, as well as a live performance from the band Pulsebeat. We were also on hand with deep dish pizza slices for the hungry dancers. Six hours of dancing definitely requires some sustenance!
The Children’s Bridges Teen Leadership Council organized the event, and aimed to raise $25,000 in support of Lurie Children’s patients. Guess what? They crushed it! At the end of the night, more than $35,000 was raised.
Our Wilmette pizzeria served slices of deep dish pizza to participants in the 2nd annual Race to Our Place 5K on Saturday, September 19th at Erickson Woods in Winnetka. There were over 200 participants in the race, and what better way to reward the racers for their hard work than with a slice of post-race pizza?!
The funds raised from the race will go to Our Place to fund programming for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. The mission of Our Place is to support teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, socially connected lives in their home community.