During a reception at the Golden Elvis Piano celebrating National Philanthropy Day, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa gifted three-quarters of a million dollars to 75 area charities. Each charity received an equal share of $10,000.
President says Seminoles proud to offer support
President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Steve Bonner spoke at the reception on Nov. 16. He said the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa were proud and also privileged to provide ongoing support to the community.
“… 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 recipients were:
- 13 Ugly Men volunteer group; After School All Stars; American Cancer Society; Best Buddies Tampa Bay; Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay; Boys & Girls Club; Bullard Family Foundation; Children’s Cancer Center; Children’s Dream Fund; Copperhead’s Charities; David A. Straz Center; Derrick Brooks Charities; Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida; Easter Seals of Florida; Feeding Tampa Bay; Florida Aquarium; Gasparilla Festival of the Arts; Girls Rock St. Pete; Glazer Children’s Museum; Grady Goat Foundation; Gramatica Family Foundation; Habitat For Humanity; Hands Across the Bay; HCSO Charities, Inc.; and Hillsborough Fire & EMS Rescue Museum; and Humane Society of Tampa Bay;
- Jackson In Action 83; Jason Ackerman Foundation; JDRF; Junior League of Tampa; Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Liberty Manor for Veterans; Lupus Foundation of America; MADD; Make-A-Wish Southern Florida; Meals on Wheels; Metropolitan Ministries; Mike Alstott Family Foundation; Moffitt Cancer Center; National MS Society; National Pediatric Cancer Foundation; Onbikes; Paint Your Heart Out; Pier 60 Daily Sunsets; Project: Vet Relief; Redefining Refuge; RISE Tampa Our Police Foundation; Rogai Family Foundation; Ronald McDonald House Charities; and Ryan Nece Foundation;
- Skyway 10k; Southeastern Guide Dogs; Special Olympics Florida; Special Operations Warrior Foundation; St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation; St. Pete Pride; Stano Foundation; Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Education and Research Foundation; Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundations; The Tampa Bay Business Guild – LGBT Chamber; Tampa Bay Defense Alliance; Tampa Bay History Center; The Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger; Tampa Bay Sports Commission; Tampa Downtown Partnership; The Tampa General Hospital Foundation; Tampa Museum of Art; Tampa Pride; The Centre for Women; The Lightning Foundation; The Pepin Academies Foundation; The Spring of Tampa Bay; The Tampa Foundation; and ZooTampa.
In commemoration of the celebration, a $50 Bonus Free Play was given to every slot player who had their Unity Card correctly inserted into a machine.
Hard Rock is all about supporting communities and Earth
Hard Rock is a company where public service means a great deal. The first cafe opened at Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, and was founded by two Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, in 1971. The Seminoles bought the Hard Rock brand in 2007. Consequently, the company has venues in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Since its establishment, the company has adhered to the following mottos: Love-All-Serve-All, Take Time To Be Kind, Save the Planet and All-Is One.
With the help of music, Hard Rock works hard to improve lives, help communities, all while trying to sustain our planet. As a result, the 45,000 Hard Rock team members implement the company’s global values across 260 locations, which include owned/licensed or managed hotels, casinos, Rock Shops and cafes spanning the globe.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa offers unequaled entertainment
As one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa offers award-winning gaming, delightful hospitality and also first-rate entertainment.
Part of that entertainment comprises 5,000 of the hottest slot machines. Furthermore, there are 179 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room featuring 46 tables and also a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino.
In terms of lodging and dining, the resort provides a AAA-Four Diamond-rated 800-room hotel as well as 12 restaurants, which include upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill and Cipresso.
Other highlights include a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas. There’s also the luxurious Rock Spa & Salon. Lastly, there is a 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center where some of the nation’s hottest entertainers perform.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue. Thus, it’s approximately a 10-minute drive east from downtown Tampa.