2019 Campaign Will Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
Through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has started its annual month-long support of PINKTOBER — the property’s breast cancer awareness campaign.
This is the 12th year of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s involvement with PINKTOBER. Last year, the property raised $92,000 to help fund research for prevention and a cure for breast cancer, while supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk as the $50,000 Pink Premier Sponsor.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will once again be the Pink Premier Sponsor for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, at Raymond James Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. Like previous years, the property will enter a team for the walk. Last year, the Rockin’ Walkstars were the number one fundraising team in the state. For details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, please visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.
Throughout the month of October, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be participating in the campaign through fundraising efforts supporting the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®, the charitable arm of Hard Rock®.
“Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is honored once again to support the American Cancer Society during PINKTOBER,” said President Steve Bonner. “We are privileged to offer guests the opportunity to join in and support this cause to spread a message of strength, hope and awareness for those affected by this disease.”
Pink is the Color for Fall
The property’s Rock Shop® and the brand’s online retail site will help guests show their pink pride with exclusive PINKTOBER merchandise including limited-edition pins, t-shirts, bracelets, keychains, hats and more. The exclusive items will display “BRAVE” written on the front with a pink ribbon accompanied by the Hard Rock PINKTOBER logo. Proceeds from the PINKTOBER collection will be donated to the Hard Rock Heals Foundation in support of breast cancer awareness causes around the globe. Those looking to shop for PINKTOBER merchandise can visit the Rock Shop® or go online at https://shop.hardrock.com.
Additionally, the property will be selling custom co-branded recyclable totes and koozies in its retail stores with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the cause.
Participate in PINKTOBER
Guests wanting to show their support and participate in the pink party can visit Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and take part in fundraising activations benefiting the American Cancer Society, October 1 through October 29.
The Pinktober Poker Open will be taking place from October 9 to October 20 with a portion of the buy-ins going to the ACS.
Finally, Hard Rock Cafe will host “Hard Rock Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia” on Tuesday, October 22, 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.
The Flavors of Pink
Indulge in a caramel apple at Constant Grind or with a glass of Broken Earth Sparkling Rosé at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the cause.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Hard Rock Cafe will also feature a limited-time cocktail called “Drink Pink Punch” to generate awareness for breast cancer. The delicious “Drink Pink Punch” cocktail includes Beefeater Pink Gin, the tropical flavors of guava, banana, pineapple and strawberries finished with a house-made guava foam and rainbow candies.
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 “Wear Pink Wednesdays” and wear the provided “Rockin’ Walkstars” shirt to work.
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 features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Hard Rock Heals Foundation
The Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International. Music is energy; it stirs emotion, inspires, connects and restores. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music. We have developed partnerships with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.
About Hard Rock®:
With venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – 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 at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. 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. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.