Sylvester Foundation to be Honored with HomeSafe Hero Award

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation Present the Star-Studded Classic Rock & Roll Party with Featured Entertainment – Cheap Trick

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“There’s a tremendous amount of excitement building for the 2018 Classic Rock & Roll Party, our signature fundraiser,” - Matt Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation will present the next edition of the unique and high-energy rock-and-roll themed charity event – The Classic Rock & Roll Party – on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. This fundraiser benefits HomeSafe, a South Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and healing for victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

Hard Rock Live, Hollywood’s premiere live music venue, will be rocking with 2016 Rock and Rock Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, known for their pioneering brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. Their hits include “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit single, “The Flame.” The event will be hosted by Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, who is a longtime friend of HomeSafe.

“There’s a tremendous amount of excitement building for the 2018 Classic Rock & Roll Party, our signature fundraiser,” said Matt Ladika, CEO of HomeSafe. “This event, headlined by a dynamic, fun-loving band and an equally enthusiastic host, will provide an unforgettable night of entertainment for our guests and sponsors, whose support is essential to transforming the lives of the children and families we serve.”

During the evening, the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation will be presented with the HomeSafe Hero Award for its longtime generous support of the organization. Established in 1980 by the late Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr., the Foundation is a partner with numerous healthcare and human services agencies in South Florida and was the lead donor enabling HomeSafe to open its Sylvester Family Campus in West Palm Beach in 2006.

In addition, attendees will have the chance to bid on an array of impressive silent auction items and will enjoy an energetic and rocking all-star jam session featuring McBrain and other special guests.

“I’m looking forward to a fun night of fundraising for an organization that has been near and dear to my heart for many years,” McBrain said. “HomeSafe is dedicated to looking out for children who have suffered unspeakable trauma and providing caring adults to nurture them and give them hope for a better future.”

In addition to the presenting sponsors, generous support has been provided by major sponsors Paradise Bank, Republic National Distributing Company, MorseLife Health System, Verdex Construction, South Florida Business & Wealth, Lifestyle Media Group, Jaguar Fort Lauderdale, Steven E. Bernstein Family Foundation, Schmidt Family Foundation, Stoops Family Foundation, and Bob Sheetz and Debbie Lindstrom.

Event committee members include Matt Barnes, Cherie Copenhaver, Linda Davidson, Dr. Laurie Emery, Michelle Esposito, Lawrence Gonnello, Denise Groo, Rex Kirby, Nicko McBrain, Steve Nudelberg, Val Perez, Sheryl Simon, Kelly Smallridge, Aggie Stoops, and Rob Vargas.

Tickets for The Classic Rock & Roll Party are $500 per person, and include a reception, open bar, dinner, and concert. Tickets for the party, sponsorship opportunities and more information are available by visiting, calling 561-383-9842 or emailing ChereBrodi(at)HelpHomeSafe(dot)org.

About HomeSafe
Serving more than 16,000 infants, children and families each year in Palm Beach County, HomeSafe provides hope and healing for victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

Our continuum of care starts at birth, giving children ages 0-5 a healthy start to grow up ready for kindergarten. For children ages 10-17, our five group homes provide a safe haven from abuse and therapeutic services to treat their trauma.

Through HomeSafe’s immediate intervention and prevention services to domestic violence victims and their children, we break the cycle of abuse. Our Independent Living Program provides a bridge to self-sufficiency for youth who have “aged out” of foster care. For more information, please visit, call (561) 383-9800, or follow us on Facebook: @HomeSafeFla, Twitter: @HomeSafeFla.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 178 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly

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