A special event was scheduled for Tuesday night at dozens of restaurants in our area, in memory of a hotel manager who was gunned down at work.

Scott Knopfel was shot to death in January of 2015, during a robbery at the Drury Inn and Suites near I-44 and Hampton.

Tuesday night, more than 85 restaurants in the metro area are taking part in a memorial dine-out in his honor.

This is the second year for this benefit.

The money raised will fund scholarships for local hospitality workers.

Last year's event helped nine hospitality workers.

They're hopeful to fund even more scholarships this year.

You can find a full list participating restaurants here.