Hard Rock Heals Foundation to Award Grant To Straz Center for the Performing Arts On behalf of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Charitable Arm of Hard Rock International to Provide Funds In Support of Music Outreach for Straz Salutes Program

The Hard Rock Heals Foundation, in partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, today announced a $5,000 grant to be awarded to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts as part of its commitment to improving the lives and resiliency of local communities through the power of music.

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is one of 50 local grant winners around the world to get support from Hard Rock International’s charitable arm.

The $5,000 grant will help support the music outreach component of the organization’s 2018-2019 Straz Salutes Program, which is an initiative to honor and celebrate Tampa Bay’s unique military community. The grant will assist in delivering music teaching artists and classes to youth in military families living at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base, while also providing positive arts experiences for active and veteran members, caregivers and families that will help build bridges between civilian and military life through the arts.

“As part of our effort to improve lives through the power of music, our yearly grant program provides the opportunity for each Hard Rock team to nominate a charitable organization in their community. With properties in more than 75 countries, this process allows us to serve diverse, local communities through trusted partners that share our belief in the universal healing power of music,” said Kellie Brown, Manager of Global Philanthropy for Hard Rock International.

This announcement marks the foundation’s third consecutive year supporting community-run programs through grants that provide greater opportunities for those who share Hard Rock’s passion for music.

In 2019, the Hard Rock Heals Foundation will donate a total of $250,000 to local charities in support of their music-related efforts.

To see the full list of grant winners, and for more information on Hard Rock Heals Foundation, visit http://www.hardrock.com/healsfoundation.

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 more than 850 popular games. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and an art deco-inspired Mezzanine Level Casino with more than 500 premium and high limit slots. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill. The only place to rock one’s body and soul, Rock Spa® & Salon, 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 76 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 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 most valuable 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 and Hard Rock Live performance venues. 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 entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, Djerba, Tunisia, Gran Canaria, Spain, and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.

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