Fort Smith, Arkansas, August 5th, 2010—Hooters of Ft. Smith announced today that Monday, October 10th, it will have its second Annual Hooters Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at Fort Smiths elite Hardscrabble Country Club. Registration will start at 11am, a 12pm shotgun start.
The entry fee of $125, includes green fees, golf cart, food and beverages. There will also be an awards banquet immediately following the tournament. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team, longest drive, closest to the pin, and others. There will also be a raffle where prizes from various sponsors will be given away.
There are currently 450 Hooters locations worldwide, the location in Fort Smith has been open for two years as of August 2, 2010. The restaurant chain, known for its casual, fun atmosphere and its attractive, vivacious Hooters Girls, recently celebrated its 27th year in business with the innovative concept that originated in Clearwater, Florida in 1983. The chain has consistently been ranked one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the world.
Proceeds from the Hooters of Fort Smith Golf Tournament will benefit Hooters Community Endowment Fund (HOOCEF) and Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter. HOOCEF was created as a vehicle to centralize the funds from store contributions and special fund raising activities and then distribute them back to local communities. Fort Smith Childrens Emergency Shelter serves area children ages 6-17 whose primary needs are emergency short-term housing due to family dysfunction, abuse, neglect, runaway situations or other social problems which cannot be remedied in their present family environment or as a temporary placement for children in DHS custody whose placement has been disrupted.
This year, Hooters has renamed their tournament to the “Sammy Jo Langston Memorial Golf Tournament”, to recognize the passing of the late Sammy Jo Langston. Sammy Jo Langston was a Hooters Girl that died tragically last year, in a motorcycle accident. She left behind two beautiful daughters. This golf tournament will be annual testament to the joy Sammy brought to everyone she has ever met, and the Hooters family will miss her for eternity.