September 8, 2021

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $500,000 to Tampa Bay Charities

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $500,000 to Tampa Bay Charities

Commemorates Hard Rock International’s 50th Anniversary

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated a total of $500,000 to a group of Tampa Bay charities today, which helped commemorate Hard Rock International’s 50th anniversary.

The 50 area charities receiving $10,000 each during a reception inside Hard Rock Event Center included –

  • 13 Ugly Men
  • American Cancer Society
  • Armed Forces Family Foundation
  • 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
  • Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Glazer Children’s Museum
  • Gramatica Family Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HCSO Charities, Inc.
  • Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  • JDRF
  • John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • MADD
  • Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Mike Alstott Family Foundation
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Onbikes
  • Paint Your Heart Out
  • Pier 60 Daily Sunsets
  • Redefining Refuge
  • RISE Tampa Our Police Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Ryan Nece Foundation
  • Skyway 10k
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation
  • St. Pete Pride
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Bay Sports Commission – Forever 55
  • Tampa General Hospital Foundation
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Tampa Pride
  • The Lightning Foundation
  • The Spring of Tampa Bay
  • ZooTampa

The total $500,000 donation comes on the heels of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa reaching $1 billion in jackpots paid out so far in 2021. On August 28, Duane Kelloway, a Spring Hill, Florida resident and hospital nurse who treats COVID patients, won a $112,245 2022 BMW X7 M50i as part of the jackpot milestone celebration.

“From day one, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has been a proud, active and supporting member of the Tampa Bay community,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. “It’s special that we’re able to stage this charity donation event in conjunction with Hard Rock’s 50th anniversary, while also marking the second anniversary of our $700 million expansion grand celebration.”

In October of 2019, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa unveiled an extensive renovation that included a new, 14-story hotel tower, offering 562 additional hotel rooms and suites; three ultra-lavish pools; and a 26,000-square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon equipped with 13 treatment rooms, including a Rhythm & Motion room, Hammam Ritual room, two VIP suites, a hair and nail salon, barbershop, and co-ed aqua lounge.

The casino now features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.​

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes, designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or