PHILADELPHIA, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hooters is giving 20% of sales this Friday, April 1st during the Flyin' Hawaiian Friday promotion to kick off a fundraising effort that will last throughout the month of April. The money raised will be donated to Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino's foundation supporting underprivileged youth. Guests can download the 20% donation voucher at www.shanevictorinofoundation.org, www.hootersofphilly.com, or receive one at any of the 8 participating Hooters and bring it in on April 1st in support of the effort.
"We are hoping to raise $10,000 toward this great cause and are excited to partner with the Shane Victorino Foundation and support the local youth," stated, Jenna Folk, VP of Marketing "His success with the Phillies has already made him a local hero, and his passion for this foundation compliments his passion on the field."
The April 1st event, dubbed after Victorino's nickname, the "Flyin' Hawaiian", is the start of a month-long fundraising effort at the Hooters of Bensalem, PA; Concord, PA; King of Prussia, PA; East Brunswick, NJ; Princeton, NJ; Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ; New Castle, DE and Newark, DE. The Hooters Girls will be selling Flyin' Hawaiian wall hangers to raise additional funds for the cause.
There are over 435 Hooters restaurants in around the country and in 30 international 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. For more information about Hooters visit www.hooters.com, www.Facebook.com/Hooters or www.Twitter.com/Hooters.
About the Shane Victorino Foundation
The Shane Victorino Foundation was established by MLB All-Star and Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder, Shane Victorino, and his wife, Melissa. The Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underprivileged youth in Hawaii and Philadelphia. The Foundation engages in projects which provide children with educational, recreational and wellness programs.
Known as the "Flyin' Hawaiian," Shane was born in Maui, Hawaii and has been with the Phillies organization since 2005. He helped the Phillies clinch the World Series Championship in 2008, their first in nearly 30 years. In 2009, the Phillies won National League Championship and Shane was named the 33rd member of the National League's All-Star team; the first Hawaiian-born positional player to be named to an All-Star team. In 2010, Shane was awarded the Rawlings' Gold Glove for the third consecutive time.