Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has started its annual month-long support of PINKTOBER — the property’s annual breast cancer awareness campaign.
This is the 11th year of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s involvement with PINKTOBER. Last year, the property raised over $57,000 to help fund research for prevention and a cure for breast cancer.
A major component of the program will once again be the property’s support of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk as the $50,000 Pink Premier Sponsor.
This year’s walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at Tampa’s Amalie Arena beginning at 9 a.m. Like previous years, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will enter a team for the walk. For details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa team members Kevin Hettinger and Dan Gura will also be participating in the Making Strides Tampa “Real Men Wear Pink.”
Hotel & Resort
Throughout October, the property will be selling limited edition bracelets in its retail shops for $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds generated going to the American Cancer Society. The retail shops will also be selling special pink guitar pins, men’s ties, socks, slippers, coin purses, backpacks, pillow cases, stylus pens and coffee mugs with a portion of the proceeds going to the ACS.
Food & Beverage
In celebration of PINKTOBER, Rise Kitchen & Bakery will have pink themed pastries for sale.
Additionally, the property bars will offer a “Pinktini” with a portion of those proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The Rez Grill will also be hosting a Pinktober Dinner on Thursday, October 25, featuring Beefeater London Pink Gin with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Finally, Hard Rock Cafe will host “Hard Rock Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia” on Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It’s open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There’s a $10 entry fee per person and Hard Rock will match the dollar amount raised from entry fees and donate it to the American Cancer Society. All entry fees make up the prize pool – 1st place receives 50 percent of the prize pool, while 2nd place receives 30 percent of the prize pool and 3rd place 20 percent of the prize pool. Hard Rock will also be giving away $300 worth of prizes throughout the night to include vouchers for The Rez Grill and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood as well as Hard Rock Cafe gift cards.
The Pinktober Poker Open will be taking place from October 6 to October 14 with a portion of the buy-ins going to the ACS.
Message of Strength
More than 1,000 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 be able to partake in “Think Pink Thursdays” and wear the provided “Rockin’ Walkstars” shirt to work.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
About Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 26 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, 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 Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Rosario and Chengdu. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Jinan in China. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, 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. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.