Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donates $500,000 to Tampa Bay area charities

To help commemorate Hard Rock International’s 50th anniversary, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated $500,000 to Tampa Bay area charities.

Fifty area charities received $10,000, each, during a reception on September 8, inside Hard Rock Event Center.

The charities are listed below. 

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.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

The 50 area charities that received $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


John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Meals On Wheels

Mike Alstott Family Foundation

Moffitt Cancer Center

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation


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



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