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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa to Support American Red Cross of Central Florida During Month of June

TAMPA, Fla.  (June 3, 2016) – During the month of June, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be supporting the American Red Cross of Central Florida.

The property will be selling customized limited edition earbuds in its retail shops for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds generated going to the organization.

To further support the charity, the property will host an American Red Cross of Central Florida benefit event on Saturday, June 25.

Open to the public, the benefit event will feature a charity slot tournament (4 p.m.), as well as a red carpet ceremony (6 p.m.) and check presentation of funds raised for the month (8 p.m.) in Hard Rock Cafe. Area artists associated with the Tampa Bay June Acoustic Music Showcase will provide the entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The slot tournament has an entry fee of $10 and 50 percent of those proceeds will be donated to the charity and 50 percent to the prize pool. Tickets can be purchased at the Rock Shop or upon entry of the event.

In addition to the benefit event, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa team members will team up with the American Red Cross on Saturday, June 18, to install smoke alarms and deliver fire prevention information in places that are at high risk for fire. Volunteer opportunities to support this activity are available by visiting the American Red Cross office (3310 W. Maine St., Tampa) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 18.

The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years.

About American Red Cross of Central Florida
Headquartered in Tampa, the Central Florida Region serves over 8.2 million people in Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Central Florida Region serves families throughout our community thanks to a team of 3,000 adult and youth volunteers. Together, these dedicated volunteers donate over 300,000 hours of community service a year. These hours translate into a highly trained and highly skilled team; a fun and supportive work environment; and the delivery of critical mission services to families in desperate need every day.

Volunteers respond to approximately three disasters a day; providing food, clothing, shelter, emotional and psychological support for over 4,000 people who face devastation in the wake of disaster every year. To reduce the impact of future disasters, our volunteers teach 400 community preparedness classes a year. About 40,000 individuals are more resilient to disaster after Red Cross preparedness training. Over 90 percent of the disasters the Red Cross responds to in the Central Florida Region are home fires and 60 percent of national home fire deaths occur in residences with no working smoke alarms. Through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign volunteers directly reduce the impact of home fires by installing 3,000 smoke alarms a year in high risk neighborhoods. More than 20,000 children receive lifesaving classes to learn first aid, CPR, water safety, disease prevention, and disaster preparedness. Every year, 50,000 more people are trained to save a life using CPR, first aid, and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

More than 13,000 local military members and their families receive support from the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. The Red Cross provides emergency communications while service men and women are deployed and workshops and emergency support tailored to support their needs at home.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 69 countries, including 165 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 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, Reykjavik and Lyon. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, Los Cabos, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergroup.com