Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Donates $7,475 To Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (August 31, 2015) – Following a charity slot tournament and an acoustic concert last Friday night in Hard Rock Cafe, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa donated $7,475 to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.

The money raised included month-long sales of limited edition sunglasses in support of Make-A-Wish as well as proceeds from 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar sales. Additionally, 50 percent of the entry fee for the slot tournament was donated to the charity.

Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar and local media personalities Ronnie &TKras from 620 WDAE made appearances at Hard Rock Cafe to support the cause.

A red carpet ceremony featuring Wish Kids and local community members preceded a concert by Tampa Bay Acoustic Music Festival headliner, singer/guitarist Travis Williams.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. On average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes in the United States and its territories. Make-A-Wish believes that the wish experience is a game-changer for families dealing with a child’s life-threatening illness and can significantly improve an entire family’s quality of life during a difficult time.

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 203 venues in 64 countries, including 156 cafes, 22 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, Lagos and Busan, South Korea. 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.

About Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida
Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida serves 54 counties in Florida and is part of a national network of local Make-A-Wish chapters. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.cnfl.wish.org to learn more.

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