However, Villa Montez restaurant is showing its support for the tournament this month. The Tyler restaurant will allocate 10 percent of its profits today toward Tyler Junior College scholarships, according to a news release.
Each year, the foundation helps TJC provide almost $1.9 million in scholarship funding. Still, hundreds of students are turned away annually, according to the news release.
The support of tournament sponsors such as Villa Montez helps fill the need.
The TJC Foundation asks the public to help raise funds for TJC scholarships by dining at Villa Montez between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. today.
Villa Montez is at 3324 Old Henderson Highway. Reservations are recommended by calling 903-592-9696.
The TJC Jazz Combo will perform at the restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. Each combo member is a TJC scholarship recipient.