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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Its 2022 PINKTOBER® Campaign

2022 Campaign Will Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Through Hard Rock Heals Foundation®

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa continues its annual month-long support of PINKTOBER – its breast cancer awareness campaign with this year’s theme “Knockout Cancer.”

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will once again be the $50,000 Pink Premier Sponsor for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 29, at Raymond James Stadium. For details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, please visit www.MakingStridesWalk.org/TampaFL.

“At Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, when October comes around, PINKTOBER takes over. Our team members are deeply invested in supporting the American Cancer Society and look forward to participating in this event to raise awareness for such an important cause every year,” said President Steve Bonner.

More than 500 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa team members have donated one percent of their pay for the month of October to benefit the American Cancer Society. Those same team members will partake in “Think Pink Thursdays” and wear the provided “Rockin’ Walkstars” shirt to work.

Throughout the month of October, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be participating in the campaign through fundraising efforts supporting the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®, the charitable arm of Hard Rock®.

Limited-Edition PINKTOBER Merchandise

This year, Hard Rock International will be offering uniquely designed, limited-edition merchandise in support of breast cancer awareness and research, which include a PINKTOBER-themed Hard Rock t-shirt, satchel, water bottle, cap and a newly designed PINKTOBER pin. Additionally, through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation, a percentage of all proceeds will be going to charities that help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Those looking to shop for PINKTOBER merchandise can visit the Rock Shop at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa or the online Rock Shop at https://shop.hardrock.com.

PINKTOBER Takes the Stage

The PINKTOBER Poker Open, will take place from October 5 to October 17 with a portion of the buy-ins going to the American Cancer Society.

In addition, guests who visit Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa during October have the option to donate the change from redeemed vouchers at any Everi full-service kiosk across the casino floor. All donations made at Everi kiosks throughout the month will benefit American Cancer Society.

The Flavors of Pink

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will feature a menu of pink-themed food and beverage items such as PINKTOBER Macaron ($7) at Constant Grind, PINKTOBER Éclair ($4) and PINKTOBER Cheesecake on a Stick ($6) at Rise Kitchen & Deli with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

A Pinktini ($12) will be offered at casino bars and a Flamingo ($13) will be offered at the Pool Bar & Grill with a portion of those proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

A PINKTOBER Hotel & Resort

To celebrate the month and the unwavering strength of breast cancer survivors, two Pink co-branded Fender guitars will be used as part of the Sound of Your Stay program. Guests can check out the guitars which will each include a QR code for use to easily make a donation and discover more ways they can support the fight against breast cancer.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will feature a special cabana, decked out in pink at the pool with proceeds from rentals benefiting the cause.

In addition, the two hotel towers will be lit in a PINKTOBER theme nightly.

With the theme “Knockout Cancer,” the property will have a boxing ring social media photo op located in the front lobby of the hotel during the month of October.

Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Joe Wagner, is representing Seminole Hard Rock Tampa as a 2022 Real Men Wear Pink Tampa Fundraising Participant. He has already raised over $20,000 and is one of the top fundraisers in the country.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation’s hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.​

About Hard Rock Heals Foundation®:

The Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International. Music is energy; it stirs emotion, inspires, connects, and restores. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music. We have developed partnerships with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI)  is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes, designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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