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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $750,000 to Tampa Bay Charities

Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated a total of $750,000 to a group of Tampa Bay charities today, which helped to celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

“The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa take pride in their ongoing support of the Tampa Bay community,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. “To that end, as we spotlight National Philanthropy Day, we wanted to honor 75 charities that do such critical and important work for so many people. But, more importantly, we want to give back to show we are extremely grateful for the magnitude of support from Tampa Bay throughout all of these years.”

The 75 area charities receiving $10,000 each during a reception at the Gold Elvis Piano included:

  1. 13 Ugly Men
  2. After School All Stars
  3. American Cancer Society
  4. Jason Ackerman Foundation
  5. Best Buddies Tampa Bay
  6. Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay
  7. Boys & Girls Club
  8. Bullard Family Foundation
  9. Children’s Cancer Center
  10. Children’s Dream Fund
  11. Copperhead’s Charities
  12. David A. Straz Center
  13. Derrick Brooks Charities
  14. Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
  15. Easterseals of Florida
  16. Feeding Tampa Bay
  17. Florida Aquarium
  18. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
  19. Girls Rock St. Pete
  20. Glazer Children’s Museum
  21. Grady Goat Foundation
  22. Gramatica Family Foundation
  23. Habitat For Humanity
  24. Hands Across the Bay
  25. HCSO Charities, Inc.
  26. Hillsborough Fire & EMS Rescue Museum
  27. Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  28. Jackson In Action 83
  29. JDRF
  30. Junior League of Tampa
  31. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
  32. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  33. Liberty Manor for Veterans
  34. Lupus Foundation of America
  35. MADD
  36. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
  37. Meals On Wheels
  38. Metropolitan Ministries
  39. Mike Alstott Family Foundation
  40. Moffitt Cancer Center
  41. National MS Society
  42. National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  43. Onbikes
  44. Paint Your Heart Out
  45. Pier 60 Daily Sunsets
  46. Project: Vet Relief
  47. Redefining Refuge
  48. RISE Tampa Our Police Foundation
  49. Rogai Family Foundation
  50. Ronald McDonald House Charities
  51. Ryan Nece Foundation
  52. Skyway 10k
  53. Southeastern Guide Dogs
  54. Special Olympics Florida
  55. Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  56. St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation
  57. St. Pete Pride
  58. Stano Foundation
  59. Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Education and Research Foundation
  60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundations
  61. Tampa Bay Business Guild – LGBT Chamber
  62. Tampa Bay Defense Alliance
  63. Tampa Bay History Center
  64. Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger
  65. Tampa Bay Sports Commission
  66. Tampa Downtown Partnership
  67. Tampa General Hospital Foundation
  68. Tampa Museum of Art
  69. Tampa Pride
  70. The Centre for Women
  71. The Lightning Foundation
  72. The Pepin Academies Foundation
  73. The Spring of Tampa Bay
  74. The Tampa Foundation
  75. ZooTampa

As part of the celebration, all slot players who had their Unity Card properly inserted into a machine during the announcement each won $50 Bonus Free Play.

Social purpose is the life of Hard Rock, a company founded in 1971 on the mottos – Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind, Save The Planet, and All Is One. We work to improve lives, help communities and sustain the earth, infusing the power of music into all we do, wherever we are. Today, more than 45,000 Hard Rock team members enact our mottos’ global values across 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes spanning 70 countries.

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®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed 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 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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