Dean Ogan Named to Leadership Committee of Swing Fore a Cure

Raleigh, NC, December 20, 2007 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, ( has been named to the leadership committee of the American Cancer Society’s Triangle Swing Fore a Cure. Rocky Top’s 1705Prime Chophouse and Events is a platinum sponsor of the annual golf tournament, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society. The golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Raleigh Country Club, located at 400 Donald Ross Drive. The restaurant is hosting a pre-tournament Casino Night on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 1705Prime, located at 1705 E. Millbrook Road in Raleigh. To purchase tickets to Casino Night, please contact Aimee Bridges or Liz Wallace at 919-829-3771 or e-mail with the subject line “tickets.”

American Cancer Society golf tournaments provide players of all skill levels an outstanding golf experience and the opportunity to support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient support programs in local communities. Smokey Norris, president of US Foodservice is the honorary chair and George Richards, partner in Richards Commercial Properties is the Event Chair.

“I am honored to have been named to the leadership committee of the American Cancer Society’s Swing Fore a Cure,” said Ogan. “I am a big believer in giving back to the community, which is why I am so pleased that Rocky Top Hospitality has been able to take such a large role in this event. Rocky Top’s 1705Prime is a platinum sponsor of the golf tournament, and the restaurant is hosting Casino Night as well.”

About 1705Prime Chophouse and Events:
1705Prime Chophouse and Events is Raleigh’s most sought-after steakhouse and catering facility, featuring a 300-bottle wine list and USDA Prime beef dry-aged in-house and cooked over 1,000 degrees of North Carolina hickory. It is also home to the Stinger Lounge, North Raleigh’s finest upscale lounge, mixing classic cocktails and giant martinis. Prime is more than the type of steaks that are served, it defines the entire experience. For more information, call 919-850-2340 or visit their Web site at

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when their first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Wood Oven and Seafood Grill was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. New restaurants are always built from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you can’t find anywhere else. For more information visit their Web site at

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