LEDO Pizza putts for kids at their annual golf tournament

On September 13, 2010, LEDO Pizza held its 17th annual Golf Classic to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Over 200 players participated in this year’s tournament which took place at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. The event, hosted by Bruce Alan, a well known radio announcer for WTOP, raised $35,000 for the worthwhile cause. Entertainment was provided by members of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders, the Washington Redskinettes and Wentworth Richardson performing the island steel drums.

The success of the event relied heavily upon its numerous sponsors including at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level- Pepsi, US Foodservice, Advance Food Company, and Lankford Sysco. Tisher Nissan provided two luxury cars up for grabs if a hole in one was acquired on the designated holes. Other friends of LEDO donated items for the silent auction such as sporting event tickets, trips, gift certificates for fine dining and a sundry of other items.

One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited John’s Hopkins Children’s Center, the pediatric hospital at John’s Hopkins. Hopkins Children’s prides itself on treating every child that enters its vicinity. It offers patients the best care available in modern pediatric medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Hopkins Children’s fourth in the nation’s top children’s hospitals. It is Maryland’s largest pediatric hospital with 176 beds and is the only state-designated trauma center for children. Hopkins Children’s is currently under construction for expansion.

Since its creation near the University of Maryland, in 1955, LEDO Pizza has dedicated much time to giving back to its beloved community. The company has grown a lot over the past 55 years but the famous square pizza and trademark thick pepperoni can still be found at any one of its 97 franchise locations across the East Coast. LEDO Pizza is proud to continue to support local charities, especially one as influential as John’s Hopkins Children’s Center.

For more information on LEDO Pizza Systems, Inc. please check out our website at www.ledopizza.com.