Presentation to Take Place Thursday, August 25 in Clearwater
What: Jon Gruden, the Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA) and Hooters Restaurants will present a sizeable donation to the Clearwater High School Football program, and recognize two local Clearwater police officers this Thursday at 2:30 p.m., at the Hooters Restaurant in Clearwater.
Gruden will personally present the special guests with checks and gifts, while they enjoy a meal at the Original Hooters. He’ll also be singling out two local police officers as “Gruden’s Grinders”, Officer Albert Granville and Detective Shannon Kasparek, in appreciation for their dedication over and above their work in Clearwater.
When: Thurs., August 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Original Hooters, 2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759, (727) 797-4008
Contact: Media contact is Dan Walker at (727) 415-5583 (cell)
Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA) was started by Jon Gruden in Tampa in 2008. Since then they have hosted coaches from every level of coaching, and some who aren’t coaches at all but love football. They sell FFCA-licensed products to raise money for local high schools to help cover the costs associated with their football programs, and often award cash to high school programs that need it. For more information, visit www.grudencamp.com.
Gruden’s Grinders is a program Gruden started on ESPN Sports Center. Because star quarterbacks and wide receivers get plenty of attention, his Gruden’s Grinders are the games’ unsung heroes (offensive and defensive linemen, special teams players, fullbacks, etc.) that he singles out with on-air recognition. Thursday, Gruden and Hooters have chosen to honor two, special local heroes.
Hooters is the “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined” restaurant that in 1983 launched the brand that now boasts more than 400 locations in 44 states and 27 countries. The casual beach-themed establishments feature music, sports on large flat screens, and a menu of seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and Hooters original chicken wings served by the iconic Hooters Girls. For more information, visit www.originalhooters.com.