Pictured (left to right) at check presentation were Ian Beckles (holding signed guitar); Seminole Hard Rock Calendar Girl (Miss March) Brendaly; Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s VP of Marketing, David DeMontmollin; and former American Idol contestant Angela Rodriguez, who was accompanied by her band.
TAMPA, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – Following a charity slot tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa last Friday, the casino presented the Ian Beckles Foundation with a check for $7,110.
The Ian Beckles Foundation, started by former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and current co-host of the Ron & Ian sports show on 620 AM WDAE, aims to equip teens in foster care with the tools to succeed before they age out of the system through education and mentorship.
In addition to a portion of the slot tournament proceeds going to the foundation, the casino donated 100 percent of the proceeds generated from limited edition March glasses sold in the Rock Shop as well as proceeds from sales of the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar.
The Ian Beckles Foundation became the first charity to completely sell out of its limited edition sunglasses.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 523-5673, firstname.lastname@example.org