SPEC'S CHARITABLE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Spec’s is a founding sponsor of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership at the University of Houston.
Once a year, we put on a huge golf tournament with the Hilton College Wine and Spirits Program as our beneficiary. More than 430 golfers representing a wide range of beverage companies participate in the tournament every year. The event also provides the student volunteers the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the College and network with beverage professionals at the post-tournament reception. Through this event, we have been instrumental in funding multiple scholarships for the future leaders of the hospitality industry and we’ve even been able to establish an endowed professorship in the Beverage Management program.
The Spec’s golf tournament is the largest charity golf tournament in the Houston area and is the Spec’s Charitable Foundation’s principle method of fundraising.
Established in 1969 by one of the most iconic names in the hospitality industry, Conrad N. Hilton, Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership is a world leader in hospitality education. They offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business, and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing.
A small college at a major Tier One research university in the nation’s fourth-largest city, Hilton College offers students a real sense of community. Their students benefit from world-class facilities – including our upscale teaching hotel, the Hilton University of Houston; a state-of-the-art wine-tasting lab; a student-run restaurant, Barron’s; and Cougar Grounds, the student-managed coffee shop – and from the skilled instruction of their experienced, award-winning faculty. The classes, which emphasize experiential learning in addition to more traditional, lecture-style teaching methods, ensure their students gain practical, hands-on, real-world hospitality experience while pursuing their degrees. When they graduate, they are well on their way to finding the job of their dreams. In fact, more than 89 percent of Hilton College students already have jobs lined up when they graduate.
Join us in helping deserving students pursue their careers in spite of financial difficulties.