BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN and WYTV have teamed up with Potential Development on Sunday to host this year’s annual Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook off.

It’s been four years since the last event, but this year’s was sold out! Around eight pizzerias took part in the cook-off.

The winner for best traditional pizza was Belleria in Struthers, best gourmet pizza was Pizza Joe’s, best non-red pizza was St. Al’s Bistro and the best Brier Hill pizza was Cocca’s.

The people’s choice pizza was Bruno Brothers and the best overall pizza was voted as Cocca’s.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Potential Development, a K-12 school for students with autism. The school provides students with a safe, structured environment that teaches them skills to live a productive life.

Paul Garchar, CEO of Potential Development, says it is always great to see the community come together for a fun night and a great cause.

“Working with kids as early as preschool and seeing them grow and develop to 12th grade when they walk across the stage we hand them a diploma,” Garchar said. “You can’t beat it. It’s a great feeling.”

WKBN has been a part of this now for 10 years.