October 4, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces PINKTOBER® Proclamation with City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces PINKTOBER® Proclamation with City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

TAMPA, Fla. (October 4, 2016) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has begun its month-long support of PINKTOBER® — the annual breast cancer awareness campaign.

This will be the ninth year of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s involvement with PINKTOBER®. Last year, the property raised more than $47,000 to help fund research for prevention and a cure for breast cancer.

A major component of the program will once again be the property’s support of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, at Tampa’s Amalie Arena beginning at 9 a.m. Like previous years, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will enter a team for the walk.

For details about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, please visit

The property will also have three team members – JP Taylor, Bret Freeman and Chef Michael Balles – participating in Making Strides Tampa “Real Men Wear Pink.”

In addition to its support of the walk, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will host a Making Strides event at the Tampa Bay Rowdies game on Wednesday, October 5, and a Making Strides mixer in Grey Salt on Monday, October 10.

Throughout the month, the property will also be selling limited edition earbuds in its retail shops for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds generated going to the American Cancer Society.

Open to the public, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will host an American Cancer Society benefit event on Thursday, October 27, featuring a charity slot tournament (4 p.m.); red carpet ceremony (6 p.m.); concert by Eden Shireen (7 p.m.); and a check presentation of funds raised for the month (8 p.m.).

The slot tournament has an entry fee of $10 and 50 percent of those proceeds will be donated to the charity and 50 percent to the prize pool. Tickets can be purchased at the Rock Shop or upon entry of the event.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 71 countries, including 168 cafes, 23 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 Reykjavik, Shanghai, Yangon and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, London, Los Cabos, New York City, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]