Aurelio’s Official Pizza of the Cal Ripken 12-and-Under World Series Baseball Tournament

Aurelio’s Pizza is the official pizza of the Cal Ripken 12-and-Under World Series Tournament August 9-16 at the Hammond Optimists Youth Sports Complex in Hammond, IN.

Home to the best 12-and-under baseball players in the world, the Cal Ripken World Series pits the winning league teams countrywide against one another for the Cal Ripken 12U World Series Championship. Teams include eight of the nation’s regional champion teams that play against the host team, the Hammond Optimist Bulldogs, and the Northern Indiana State Champion, Crown Point.

Aurelio's Official Pizza of the Cal Ripken 12-and-Under World Series Baseball Tournament“Supporting little league baseball is a huge tradition at every Aurelio’s Pizza location and we’re proud to be the official pizza of the Cal Ripken World Series,” said Kirk Mauriello, director of franchising, Aurelio’s Pizza. “From individual team sponsorships and post-game pizza parties, to team banquets and more, we’ll be part of the fan experience when the best 12-and-under baseball action on the planet hits Hammond.”

With a history as rich and entrenched in the community as the pizza it’s famous for, the very first Aurelio’s restaurant opened on Ridge Road in Homewood, IL as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26. With its legendary “old oven” dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s was a pioneer in the concept of the Family Pizzeria in the United States and helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon. Since that time, Aurelio’s has become one of Chicagoland’s claims to fame. And, transplanted Chicagoans all over the map have helped to bring their favorite pizzeria franchise to 41 cities across six states, growing a strong fan base for the taste of Aurelio’s.

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