Media Alert

October 6, 2009     


For more information:

Gina Morales

813-627-7771 Office


**“Keep The Fire Burning” Charity Benefit at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino **


A special evening of cigars and beverages and latin music  

with special guest Carlos Fuente, Jr.

Plus, enter to win a tour of The Arturo Fuente Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic!


WHAT: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host “Keep The Fire Burning,” an evening of complimentary cocktails and appetizers with fine cigars and Carlos Fuente, president of the Dominican Republic-based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., the world-famous manufacturer of the renowned Arturo Fuente handmade cigars.  Tickets on sale Sept. 14 at Seminole Hard Rock Retail Store; $150 per person. Proceeds benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and the Brandon Foundation. Must be 21 or older. MEDIA welcome to attend. Please contact Gina Morales.


WHEN:            Friday, October 9th. 7 – 10 p.m.


WHERE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, in Floyd’s restaurant & nightclub

               Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275,

              about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.



About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with 178,000 square feet of non-stop gaming action casino featuring Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Asia Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus and Mini Baccarat now in play along with 3,400 of the most popular slot machines plus Florida’s largest and smoke-free poker room, with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.  For the fourth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating.  Enjoy a variety of critically-acclaimed restaurants and bars, including Tampa’s premier steak house Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Fresh Harvest for a seven live-action kitchen dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. Authentic Native American arts and crafts store Rainmaker now open! The hotel & casino is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.  For more information, call 813-627-ROCK(7625), 1-800-937-0010 or visit


About the Brandon Foundation                                                                                                     In 2003, Founders Anne Nymark and Arlene Waldron, two hard-working ladies who saw the need in our community, decided to launch The Greater Brandon Community Foundation, a non-profit, 501 3 (c) organization, with a mission to improve the quality of life and shape the future of our community by creating public awareness, developing resources and supporting initiatives that address local needs. To date, the Greater Brandon Community Foundation supports over 50 registered charities and for the past 7 years, distributed over 750,000 dollars to local charities right here in our community.  

Anne and Arlene’s vision to provide a link between those with resources and those who need help, to mobilize individuals to become active partners in the building of a better community and to be a permanent resource for the needs of our community’s future has become a reality born out of their passion six years ago.


About the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

Vision Statement: Create meaningful change through education, health care and the development of eco-friendly business ventures providing self sufficiency to the communities of the Dominican Republic. For more information click




5223 North Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610  |  1-866-388-4263

privacy  |  copyright  |  responsible gaming  site map  |  notice