November 2, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Supporting Metropolitan Ministries in November

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Supporting Metropolitan Ministries in November

TAMPA, Fla. (November 2, 2016) – During the month of November, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa guests will have the opportunity to support the charity Metropolitan Ministries.

Metropolitan Ministries serves poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties with compassion, practical help and a willingness to make a difference.

The property will be selling customized limited edition earbuds in its retail shops for $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds generated going to the organization.

To further support the charity, the property will host a Metropolitan Ministries benefit event on Wednesday, November 30.

Open to the public, the benefit event will feature a charity slot tournament at Center Bar (2 p.m.), as well as a red carpet ceremony (6 p.m.), a concert by the Matt Billor Duo (7 p.m.) and a check presentation of funds raised for the month (8 p.m.) in Hard Rock Cafe.

The slot tournament has an entry fee of $10 and 50 percent of those proceeds will be donated to the charity and 50 percent to the prize pool. Tickets can be purchased at the Rock Shop or upon entry of the event.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa team members will also be participating in the iHeart Media Food Drive to benefit Metropolitan Ministries on Sunday, November 18, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Westshore Mall.

Additionally, the property will once again be doing an “unselfie” activation for Metropolitan Ministries in conjunction with #GivingTuesday on November 29. Team members and guests will be encouraged to take a photo with a written sign placed in front of their faces that reads “I’m giving on #GivingTuesday”, accompany it with the hashtag #Unselfie, and post the photo on social media. The posting should include Metropolitan Ministries’ social media pages.

As part of its #GivingTuesday initiative, Metropolitan Ministries is hoping to raise $58,000.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 73 countries, including 171 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Valencia, Shanghai, Yangon and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]