Hooters Girls Visit Troops in Iraq over Thanksgiving Holiday

Published November 30th, 2009 - 03:18 GMT

Six Hooters Girls are spending their Thanksgiving
holiday overseas visiting thousands of troops stationed in Iraq.  Hooters partnered
with Pro Sports MVP to coordinate the tour alongside country music band BrokeDown
Cadillac, who will be performing during a 9 day morale, welfare and recreation tour.


Nationally acclaimed Hooters Girls Stephanie Belknap, from Orlando, FL; LeAngela
Davis, from Columbus, OH; Raechel Holtgrave, from Columbia, MO; Sara Hoots, Selma,
TX; Sara McCollum, from Atlanta, GA and Heather Brady, from Killeen, TX, whose
father, an Army BlackHawk Pilot, will be one of the soldiers visited on the tour.
The Hooters Girls will reach thousands of military personnel while participating in
autograph signings, meet & greets, hospital visits, evening performances with
BrokeDown Cadillac and a Thanksgiving Day Celebration.

This is the second time Hooters Girls have made a trip overseas to visit the troops.
 Hooters is very active all year in support of the military through various
promotions.  For the past 6 years Hooters restaurants has participated in Operation:
Calendar Drop and has collectively sent over 100,000 calendars to military personnel
overseas along with a note of appreciation during the holidays.  Hooters also has
donated over $100,000 to Operation Homefront, an organization that provides
emergency assistance and morale to our troops and their families, through the Tom
Valentine Fund.  Thomas J. Valentine, a Navy SEAL troop chief, was killed during a
training exercise Feb. 13, 2008.

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 450 Hooters
restaurants in 42 states and 26 foreign countries.  The first Hooters opened in 1983
in Clearwater, Florida.  Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun,
featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches
and Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the
All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls.  

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