Since 2011, the Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities have been hosting an annual Pie Wars event to raise money for local nonprofit organizations, and this year is no exception.
The proceeds from this year’s event – “Pie Wars IV: Live Free. Pie Hard.” – will benefit the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site.
As in years past, event-goers will have the chance to taste pizza from local restaurants, then vote on their favorites. This year’s participants include Blackthorn Club, Fox’s Pizza Den, Mellow Mushroom, Pizza and Gyro, Scratch Brick Oven and The Main Street Pizza Company.
The night will also provide attendees with a live DJ, dancing, drinks and the Man Versus Pizza competition.
“Pie Wars is a favorite event because it supports three important metrics of fostering future young professionals: community, involvement and building local business,” said Adam Tate, long-time YPTri member and SunTrust branch manager. “Testimonials from event goers, business owners, and charitable recipients give proof to the importance of this gathering year after year. Pie Wars IV on January 19 should be no different!”
The event, to be held from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2014, will take place at The Charles in downtown Johnson City.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door the night of the event; attendees must be at least 21 years of age.