Hooter calendar shoot comes to Suncoast


SARASOTA – The 2019 annual calendar shoot for Hooters continued today in Sarasota as 10 women posed for the opportunity to put their picture in one of the months of the year. 25,000 women work for Hooters worldwide, and only 200 will be represented on the calendar. Proceeds go to several good causes, including the reason military motifs were used – Operation Calendar Drop.

“Customers can come into Hooters when the calendars come out, buy one, and we can label it with a note attached, and send it to our troops abroad”, explains Doug Vollmer, Executive Producer for the Hooters Calendar. “We have sent about 150,000 calendars to our troops.”

“It feels good(to be a part of Operation Calendar Drop)”, added Kristin Salter, a Sarasota Hooters employee for 7 years. “A lot of them(veterans) come in, and it’s good to send the calendars out to them, autographed and all.”

Also, $1.00 from each calendar purchased goes towards the Kelly Jo Dowd Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Total cost is $12.95, and they will be available beginning in October.

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Don Brennan
Don got his start in the television while working in production for the WWE in Connecticut, while also working overnights at WSTC 1400 News Radio. He moved to Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree while working in sales for the Miami Heat. Don got back in to radio after earning his degree by going to work for Sportsradio 560WQAM in Miami. He worked his way up to become a beat reporter for the Florida Marlins, then the Miami Heat, while also covering the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and Miami Dolphins. As he worked in radio, he became a reporter for a High School Sports television show on CBS4 in Miami. Don then went into TV full-time as a sports anchor/reporter at ABC 7 in Fort Myers for 4 years, and then at ABC 7 in Sarasota for 10 years. Don began at SNN in July of 2017. When he is not working he enjoys time with his two sons, Trey(13) and Logan(11), and two dogs, Mia and Venus.