U.S. Pizza Team Promotes Pizza Around the World

Pizza Team members wow audiences in every corner of the U.S. and overseas.

Oxford, Miss. (May 6, 2008) – The U.S. Pizza Team has always been popular in the industry, but after the recent New York Pizza Show this past March, the team’s notoriety has risen to new heights and taken the team to locations across the nation and around the world to defend their titles and entertain the masses – all in the name of pizza.

With 15 members in all, the team tosses, sauces and spins with the best of the best in an effort to retain their titles of Best Pizza Maker, Largest Dough Stretch, Best Freestyle Dough Tosser and Fastest Pizza Maker. They’ve recently been seen on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, the Today Show and Good Morning America, as well as in the pages of Fortune Small Business, New York Daily News, Orlando Sentinel and press in Finland, Germany and France.

In Paris recently for a competition, team member Scott Childers said, “The Paris people love the pizza spinning. We tore the town up and the cops even shimmied us off the streets because we were drawing too big of a crowd.”

Many fans of the U.S. Pizza Team follow members on their adventures across the U.S., which include some of the following stops in the next several months:

9th Street Italian Market Festival, May 17-18, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Summer in Little Italy, May 24-26, 2008, New York, New York

Chicago Pizza Fest, June 21-22, 2008, Chicago, Illinois

Festa Italiana, July 17-20, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Indy Italian Festival, June 13-14, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana

Italian Heritage Festival, July 17-20, 2008, Buffalo, New York

The team is always grateful to their generous sponsors who make it possible for them to travel the world spreading the word about everyone’s favorite food. This year’s U.S. Pizza Team Gold Sponsors include Bolla Wine, California Milk Advisory Board, La Nova, Throw Dough and Paradise Tomato Kitchens. Silver Sponsors include Bag Solutions, Fontanini, Marsal & Sons, Pizza Equipment Supply, Roma and F&A Dairy Products.

About the U.S. Pizza Team
The U.S. Pizza Team is a group of pizza makers and dough acrobats whose goal is to bring world attention to the talent and camaraderie of the pizza industry. Find more information about the U.S. Pizza Team and its members at www.uspizzateam.com.

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