At noon Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, on the Belknap Campus Oval, three 11-member teams of faculty, staff and students raced to fit pizza into an 11-yard-wide frame built in the shape of U of L’s monogram. Papa John’s donated 130 Perfect Pan pizzas to fill the logo.
Each team received a kit containing pizza cutters, gloves, ponchos, wet wipes and garbage bags to use in filling one-third of the logo. The team that filled its section first will be declared winner.
Dale Ramsay, U of L’s intramurals and recreational sports director, officiated and WHAS Radio sportscaster Paul Rogers did a live play-by-play.
Although the stunt didn ’t make it into the Guinness Book for largest pizza – that record-holder, made in South Africa in 1990, measured 122 feet, 8 inches across – it might qualify somewhere for “largest letters spelled out of pizza.”