Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Donates $750,000 to Tampa Bay Charities

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa $750K Donations
Steve Bonner, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa President, announces $10,000 each to 75 local Tampa Bay charities.

TAMPA, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated a total of $750,000 to a group of Tampa Bay charities, which helped to celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

“The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa take pride in their ongoing support of the Tampa Bay community,” said Steve Bonner, President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. “To that end, as we spotlight National Philanthropy Day, we wanted to honor 75 charities that do such critical and important work for so many people. But, more importantly, we want to give back to show we are extremely grateful for the magnitude of support from Tampa Bay throughout all of these years.”

The 75 area charities receiving $10,000 each during a reception at the Gold Elvis Piano included:

13 Ugly Men
After School All Stars
American Cancer Society
Jason Ackerman 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
Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
Easterseals of Florida
Feeding Tampa Bay
Florida Aquarium
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Girls Rock St. Pete
Glazer Children’s Museum
Grady Goat Foundation
Gramatica Family Foundation
Habitat For Humanity
Hands Across the Bay
HCSO Charities, Inc.
Hillsborough Fire & EMS Rescue Museum
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Jackson In Action 83
Junior League of Tampa
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Liberty Manor for Veterans
Lupus Foundation of America
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
Meals On Wheels
Metropolitan Ministries
Mike Alstott Family Foundation      
Moffitt Cancer Center
National MS Society
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Paint Your Heart Out
Pier 60 Daily Sunsets
Project: Vet Relief
Redefining Refuge
RISE Tampa Our Police Foundation
Rogai Family Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ryan Nece Foundation
Skyway 10k
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Special Olympics Florida
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation
St. Pete Pride
Stano Foundation
Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Education and Research Foundation
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundations
Tampa Bay Business Guild – LGBT Chamber
Tampa Bay Defense Alliance
Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
Tampa Downtown Partnership
Tampa General Hospital Foundation
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa Pride
The Centre for Women
The Lightning Foundation
The Pepin Academies Foundation
The Spring of Tampa Bay
The Tampa Foundation

As part of the celebration, all slot players who had their Unity Card properly inserted into a machine during the announcement each won $50 bonus free play.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Donation Checks
L-R: NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks of Derrick Brooks Charities; Steve Bonner, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa President; and WWE Superstar Thaddeus Bullard of The Bullard Family Foundation.

Social purpose is the life of Hard Rock, a company founded in 1971 on the mottos – “love all-serve all,” “take time to be kind,” “save the planet,” and “all is one.” Today, more than 45,000 Hard Rock team members enact the company’s values across 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed hotels, casinos, Rock Shops and cafes spanning 70 countries.