Pictured (from left): Tom Hamilton, UDance; Xiao Fu, Grotto Pizza; Emily Jardel, UDance; Michael Gordon-Somers, Grotto Pizza; Cali Loeffler, UDance; Paige Boyadjis, UDance; and Allison Worms, UDance.

Grotto Pizza Helps Dance Group Raise Money for Childhood Cancer

Grotto Pizza’s Community Pizza Night program gives 20% cash back to non-profit organizations that host an event at the restaurant.

Grotto Gives, the philanthropic arm of Grotto Pizza, recently donated $1,317 to UDance through its Community Pizza Night program. UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a student-run organization dedicated to unifying the community while raising awareness of childhood cancer. It culminates in a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon held every March at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the UDance community and their efforts with providing support to those battling pediatric cancer,” said Grotto Pizza Vice President Jeff Gosnear. “Community involvement and customer connectivity is at the heart of what we focus on at Grotto Pizza, and supporting student-driven events like this is exactly what we’re all about.”

Grotto Pizza’s Community Pizza Night program gives 20% cash back to non-profit organizations that host an event at the restaurant. Community Pizza Nights are available Monday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m.

Dominick A. Pulieri founded Grotto Pizza in 1960 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The family-owned chain has grown to 19 locations throughout Delaware and Maryland.