Join Hooters Girls and Give a Hoot for Self-Help International – Boca Raton’s Most Trusted Source for Information

Agatha Kukubuso

Funds raised empower women business owners in rural communities

Boca Raton, Fla. – Seven local Hooters girls are raising funds to support Self-Help International’s work to empower women from Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 8. Newly crowned Miss Hooters International 2022 Madison Novo (Hialeah), Aria Slavin (Sarasota), Sloan Miavitz (Sarasota), Olivia Scott (Sarasota), Skylar Becker (Fort Myers), Grace Burchett (Hooters of Fort Myers Beach) and Gianna Tulio ( 2021 Miss Hooters International) are participating in fundraising efforts to invest in women business owners trying to start and grow their own businesses and helping them uplift their family communities in the process.

In addition to their online fundraising efforts, the group of Hooters Girls will be heading to Waverly, Iowa for the International Hooters Give a Hoot for Self Help Weekend. The Lags Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 8 at Prairie Links Golf Course and the annual Lagsride Bike Ride will kick off at Kohlmann Park on Saturday, July 9.e.

Hooters Girls Fundraising Links:

  • Aria Slavin (Sarasota Hooters)

  • Gianna Tulio (Miss Hooters 2021)

  • Grace Burchett (Fort Myers Beach Hooters)

  • Olivia Scott (Sarasota Hooters)

  • Madison Novo (Hooters of Hialeah and Miss Hooters International 2022)

  • Skylar Becker (Fort Myers Hooters)

  • Sloan Miavitz (Sarasota Hooters)

Give Self-Help International a hoot by helping women in Ghana and Nicaragua start and grow their own businesses. Self Help works to support women business owners in rural communities by offering low interest micro-loans. Often women in these small communities are not eligible to receive loans through formal banks and sometimes end up taking out loans from predatory lenders. By having access to capital through self-help, women can start and invest in their businesses. Along with providing micro-loans, Self Help offers training sessions to help women improve their business practices so that they can increase their income. Women are powerful agents of change, and when you invest in them, they can uplift their families and their communities. Economically empowered women empower others. With the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting women to invest in their businesses is crucial. For more information about Self-Help International, visit

South Florida Hooters is supporting this great cause in memory of the late Dave “Lags” Lageschulte, Hooters franchise owner, Waverly native and longtime supporter of Self-Help International.

“South Florida Hooters has supported Self Help International for over 11 years. The support began because the late Dave “Lags” Lageschulte, founder of South Florida Hooters was from the same small town, Waverly, IA, where Self Help International was founded. Lags and his family have supported Self Help since its inception. Hooters sent local girls from the Hooters calendar to Give a Hoot weekend,” said Kristi Quarles, LTP Marketing Manager.

LTP Management, a Hooters of America franchisee, owns and operates 16 locations in South Florida. For more information on South Florida Hooters, please visit www.HootersFlorida.comor follow us on Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook

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