They’re at it again. The fine people at Angelo’s Pizzeria South Philly are teaming up with Sixers superfan Alan “The Sixth Man” Horwitz in a two-man game that pizza lovers, Sixers fans and the kindhearted will adore.
Starting today, you can order “The Sixth Man” pizza — a half sausage, half pepperoni pie — and Horwitz will donate $1.76 to Philadelphia Youth Basketball, which is an educational improvement organization using hoops to “empower young people as students, athletes and positive leaders.”
I talked to Angelo’s owner Danny DiGiampietro, who said, “It all happened so fast. He contacted me the other day and it went pretty fast from there.”
What’s not fast is the time and talent that goes into their food. Here’s a look at “The Sixth Man” pizza:
Yikes. A masterpiece if you’re asking this pizza lover. Did I mention the first 25 front-line workers who ordered “The Sixth Man” got a free pizza? The shop is also giving away a few “The Sixth Man” signature masks, which Sixers broadcaster Marc Zumoff sported on Twitter recently:
We already know DiGiampietro as a dedicated Philly sports fan with a flourishing relationship with several components of area professional teams, whether players or front office. I guess the real question is when are the Phillies and Union going to join the hit parade? There’s nothing quite like the power of the pizza.