Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $47,243 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Hard Rock Cafe, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated $47,243 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Following a charity slot tournament and a concert Thursday night in Hard Rock Cafe, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated $47,243 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society).

The money raised included month-long sales of limited edition Making Strides pink sunglasses, proceeds from 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar sales, paycheck donations from property team members, a dunk tank charity event and an auction of charity guitars.

Additionally, 50 percent of the entry fee for the slot tournament was donated to the charity.

A red carpet ceremony featuring local community members preceded a concert in Hard Rock Cafe Tampa by local musician Natalie Claro.

The $47,243 donation exceeded the $12,148 the property raised last year for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It’s also the highest donation so far this year by Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to local Tampa Bay non-profits.

This was the 16th year of Hard Rock International’s support of PINKTOBER® and the eighth year of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s involvement.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 204 venues in 64 countries, including 157 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 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 greatest 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 Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit http://www.hardrock.com.

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