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A Pizza Party of Epic Proportions

A Pizza Party of Epic Proportions

Published 02-22-23

Submitted by Hormel Foods Corporation

Three people holding up a giant check to Make A Wish for $10,000. Standing on a basketball court.

TULSA, Okla., February 22, 2023 /CSRwire/ - When it comes to pizza, Hormel Foods is an expert, so joining forces with the World Pizza Champions to set the record for the world’s largest in-person pizza party was a no-brainer.

As many may know, Hormel Foods holds the record for the world’s largest virtual pizza party. Plus, it was all being done to help Make-A-Wish, an organization that serves to make dreams come true for ill children and their families.

The in-person event was built around the objectives of having fun, helping kids and gathering 40 of the greatest pizza-makers in the world to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.

A person standing on a basketball court tossing two pizza dough crusts. A person walking behind them with a microphone. A large crowd in the stands.

“This was truly an amazing event celebrating pizza, raising money for Make-A-Wish and continuing to grow our partnership with the World Pizza Champions team,” said Colby Strilaeff, brand manager of pizza toppings for Foodservice.

The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma hosted the world-record attempt last week, and Hormel Foods sponsored the party with a $10,000 donation to Make-A-Wish in partnership with The World Pizza Champions. Attendees were invited to donate to Make-A-Wish during the event.

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About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and

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