May 14, 2024

20 Years of Impact: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Commemorates Milestone with $400,000 Gift to 20 Tampa Bay Charities

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa today surprised 20 local Tampa Bay charities with checks in the amount of $20,000 each for a grand total of $400,000 to support their remarkable endeavors.

Community leaders, Tribal members and Hard Rock executives came together to commemorate this major milestone and reinforce its core motto to “Love All-Serve All.”

"Having been a major economic force in the Tampa Bay area for the past two decades, it's our privilege to give back through this initiative,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. “Love All-Serve All” is more than a motto to us; it's our guiding principle. Through our philanthropic efforts, we continue to invest in the community by advocating for important causes that are making a real difference in countless lives every day.

The 20 area charities each receiving $20,000 include –

  • Best Buddies Tampa Bay
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
  • Bullard Family Foundation
  • CASA
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • David A Straz Center For the Performing Arts
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Glazer Children’s Museum
  • Habitat For Humanity of West Pasco and Pinellas
  • Hispanic Family Research Cultural Center
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay
  • Junior League of Tampa
  • Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
  • Make A Wish of Southern Florida
  • St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation
  • The Centre for Women
  • The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • The Spring of Tampa Bay
  • Zoo Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is one of Tampa Bay’s largest employers. The resort currently employs over 4,300 employees with over 150 team members celebrating more than 20 years with the Hard Rock brand.

Since the Expansion in 2019, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has made significant economic impact in the Tampa Bay community, with an average of 283,000 rooms occupied annually. This remarkable milestone underscores the casino resort's profound impact on local tourism and the broader economy.

Over two decades, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has left an indelible mark on the community, investing over $10 million in philanthropic initiatives to support over 100 local organizations across the expansive Tampa Bay region.

“Clearly, we want to use this occasion as a celebration of our successes and accomplishments,” said Bonner. “But, more importantly, we want to give back to show we are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support from the Tampa Bay community throughout all of these years.”

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 offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 168 table games (which includes eight craps tables and 16 roulette tables), a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA-Four-Diamond-rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation's hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious 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 Facebook, X and Instagram.

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 309 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 88,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock Hotels has been honored by J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for two consecutive years, and among the top Upper Upscale Hotels for four consecutive years. HRI became the first privately-owned gaming company designated a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal in 2021, and has since been honored threefold. Hard Rock was also honored by Forbes among the World’s Best Employers, as well as Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In the 2022 Global Gaming Awards, Hard Rock was named Land-Based Operator of the Year for the second time in four years. Hard Rock International currently holds investment grades from primary investment-grade rating agencies: S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Fitch Ratings (BBB). For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or