Local Hooters Girls to Compete in Regional Swimsuit Contest, Winner Heads to Vegas

Local Hooters Girls to Compete in Regional Swimsuit Contest, Winner Heads to Vegas

Guests also invited to sip, salute and support military through the Hooters for Heroes campaign

What: Local Hooters Girls will compete in a regional qualifier contest at Dave & Busters in Kansas City, Kan., this week, putting the winner one step closer to competing in the 17th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in Las Vegas.

Guests are invited to enjoy the swimsuit contest, complete with food and drink specials and other fun activities to benefit the Hooters for Heroes campaign, raising money for the Green Beret Foundation. In addition, $1 from every Sailor Jerry cocktail purchased now through the end of June will contribute to the Hooters for Heroes fundraising effort.

More than 18,000 Hooters Girls are competing locally for one of the coveted spots in the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. This year, the pageant will be held in Las Vegas, where 60 of the brightest and most beautiful Hooters Girls from around the world will have a chance to win more than $100,000 in cash and prizes and represent Hooters as Miss Hooters International.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 7 p.m.

Where: Dave & Busters Roof Top Terrace 1843 Village West Pkwy. Kansas City, KS 66111

Quote: “The road to Vegas for the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant is an exciting time for our Hooters Girls,” said Dave Henninger, chief marketing officer, Hooters of America. “This year, we want to build on the energy that surrounds each local and regional pageant to align with the Hooters for Heroes military fundraising campaign.”

Why: Hooters has strongly supported the military community for years, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit military organizations. Hooters for Heroes is designed to focus that effort and build a strong relationship with the Green Beret Foundation to further support its mission of providing unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of wounded, ill and injured Green Berets and Green Beret Gold Star families.

For more information regarding the Green Beret Foundation, please visit www.greenberetfoundation.org.

Details: For media inquiries or to set up an interview, please contact Claire Monaghan at Largemouth Communications, (919)-459-6460, claire@largemouthpr.com.

About: Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of more than 412 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Everyone is liberated from the ordinary at Hooters while enjoying great food, fun and uniquely-Hooters service from the iconic Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.

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