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Chicago Area Hooters' "Wings For The Children" To Benefit Local Kids This Month

Chicken Wing Sales on Tuesdays in February at 10 Chicago Area Hooters Will Fund School Tuition Program

Feb. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- During the month of February, Chicago area Hooters Restaurants will again donate a portion of their Nearly World Famous Chicken Wings sales to the Wings for the Children program benefitting Holy Family School's Tuition Assistance Fund.  

Every Tuesday in February, Hooters Restaurants throughout the area will donate one-third of all guests’ chicken wing purchases to fund school tuition for underprivileged children in the community.  

“We started this program in 1992 as a way to help local children get the wings they need to fly," said Hooters Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sal Melilli.

"A good education is the cornerstone of a young person's future," he said, "and if we at Hooters can help give kids here in our local community a leg up, help put them on the road to better lives, better futures, that's what it's all about."

Wings for the Children will take place in all 10 Chicago area Hooters Restaurants:

660 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

8225 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631

1303 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

17060 S. Torrence Ave.
Lansing, IL 60438

3301 Hennepin Dr.
Joliet, IL 60432

2503 West North Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160

7505 E. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

9159 S. Cicero Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

15300 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60462

4395 Fox Valley Ctr. Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504

For more information contact: Sal Melilli at 630-390-1030 or sal.melilli@originalhooters.com.

About Holy Family School:
The Holy Family School was established 26 years ago to provide a high quality education for minority students in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods. The results of the program have been impressive, with 87% of the Holy Family alumni enrolling in private and select college preparatory high schools between 1990 and 2004.

About the Wing for the Children Program:
The Wings for the Children program originated in Clearwater, FL, home of the Original Hooters. The funds raised through Hooters' Chicago area Wings for Children program annually provide eight children with a first-class education at Holy Family School. Since 1992, Hooters Restaurants in the Chicago area have raised nearly $434,598 for Holy Family School's Tuition Assistance Fund.

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Founded in Clearwater, FL in 1983, Hooters Restaurants are known for the "nearly world famous" Hooters Girls, World Famous Chicken Wings, a "delightfully tacky, yet unrefined" ambiance, and a menu that also includes seafood, sandwiches, wraps, salads, beer, wine and spirits.

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