Kitsap County’s very own Will Grant, owner of That’s a Some Pizza and Sourdough Willy’s Pizzeria, recently traveled to (and partnered with) the University of Tulsa to join a World Pizza Champions event that set a new world record for biggest pizza party. The event, whose proceeds benefitted Make-a-Wish Oklahoma, was attended by 3,357 people.
World Pizza Champions is a nonprofit team made up of pizza-industry professionals. Each member is carefully selected among several world champion competitors, a release said.
“This record attempt was logistically a challenge that took dozens if not hundreds of people to pull off,” said Grant in the release. “We are so proud of the way multiple entities came together for the sake of raising money for a well-deserving organization and, in doing so, put some serious funds in their corner and accomplished a huge title of world record holder of world’s largest pizza party.”
The event raised a grand total of $42,090. Nonprofit representatives said they are optimistic the funds will make a difference for children and families facing a critical illness.
“We are so thankful the World Pizza Champions stepped up to this enormous challenge to put on what was not only an incredibly fun event, but also a largely successful one,” Jane Rohweder, senior director of development at Make-a-Wish Oklahoma, said in the release. “We currently have hundreds of kids on a waitlist in Oklahoma alone. Events like these help us grant wishes to such deserving individuals and we are so excited to make some calls in the coming weeks to let our wish kids who have waited so patiently know that their wish will be granted with the money raised from this event.”