Pizza Wars Winners Announced

Pizza Wars Winners Announced

After being a Pizza Wars participant the past five years, Papa's Pizza Place earns Best Overall Pizza Award!

On March 1, the District 99 Education Foundation hosted Pizza Wars at South High in Downers Grove. A record of more than 650 guests attended the fifth annual event. Ticket sales and sponsorship proceeds supporting District 99 students through innovative teacher grants and student scholarships.

Guests voted on their favorite pizza in three categories and the winners were: Best Crust - Lou Malnati’s, Best Sauce - Nancy’s Pizza, and Best Overall - Papa’s Pizza. 

A total of eight pizza vendors donated an estimated 240 pizzas and provided 25 staff for the event. The pizza vendors included: Nancy’s Pizza (Woodridge), Papa’s Pizza Place (Woodridge), Tortorice’s Pizzeria (Downers Grove), NY Pizza Pie (Downers Grove), L&F Pizza (Westmont), Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria (Westmont), Lou Malnati’s Pizza (Downers Grove) and Skuddlebutt’s Pizza (Downers Grove).

“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 to supporting District 99 students and teachers.”

A complete list of nearly 30 community sponsors can be found on the District 99 Education Foundation website. View more photos from the event in Flickr album.

To learn more about the District 99 Education Foundation and how to get involved, visit