Twelve country line dancing teams from Georgia and Alabama Texas Roadhouse stores, including the Marietta, Douglasville and Hiram locations, will compete in a line dancing contest to raise funds for The Aiden Marley Hughes Foundation on June 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Electric Cowboys, 1750 N. Roberts Road in Kennesaw.

Teams are made up of 6-8 dancers both male and female. Each team will be dressed in Texas Roadhouse line dance attire and perform three songs. A panel of judges will evaluate teams on creativeness, energy, spirit and synchronicity. The winning team will go on to represent their store in a national competition.

The event is free and open to the public, although a $5 donation to the charity is suggested. Organizers will also be selling food during the competition with all proceeds going to the charity.

The Aiden Marley Hughes Foundation is a recognized 501c3 that donates 100-percent of all proceeds to children who are inpatient or currently under treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Centers. During the holidays Aiden’s Army provides an abundance of gifts for the 54 children undergoing treatment in two Aflac campuses and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. The foundation also chooses one area family to assist by providing help with utilities, gas cards and equipment rental.

Readers can submit a candidate who is undergoing treatment for cancer or a blood disorder at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that they believe is in need of help to The foundation chooses one family to assist annually.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993 and has more than 525 locations in 49 states and six countries. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks and made-from-scratch sides. It was also consecutively voted No. 1 Steak by Nation’s Restaurant News Consumer Picks Survey in 2015 and 2016. Restaurant Business named Texas Roadhouse the No. 1 Full-Service Chain in Sales and Satisfaction in 2016 and most recently, the company was recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes.

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