The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is proud to announce the 12 selected beneficiaries alongside of the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Girls calendar, which will formally be unveiled on Thursday, November 16, during a complimentary public event at Hard Rock Cafe in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
During the event, 12 local charities will be revealed naming them each beneficiaries with a designated month in connection with the calendar.
While many charities applied to be featured alongside the calendar, the 12 selected were: Best Buddies Tampa Bay; Humane Society of Tampa Bay; Jackson in Action 83 Foundation; Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Inc.; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, Inc.; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.; Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Tampa Bay History Center; Tampa General Hospital Foundation; Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo; and The Florida Aquarium.
The calendar will go on sale starting Friday, November 17, at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa retail outlets. The cost per calendar will be $12 and 100 percent of the funds generated from sales through 2018 will be distributed evenly amongst the selected 12 local charities.
Each charity will be featured alongside a 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Calendar Girl in connection with her month and assist in volunteer and fundraising opportunities.
The Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar annually features 20 of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s hand-selected female team members. The 2018 calendar showcases iconic neighborhoods of Tampa Bay including Downtown Tampa, Ybor, SoHo and Hyde Park.
The calendar was shot by nationally recognized photographer Joey Wright and the Seminole Hard Rock Girls were styled by Amber Flowers, owner of the Glam Squad, who partnered with The Bikini Boutique to custom fit the models in a bohemian chic wardrobe.
Check out more information on each of the selected charities below:
Best Buddies of Tampa Bay: This is an organization dedicated to establishing a volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Humane Society of Tampa Bay: This organization is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.
The Jackson in Action 83 Foundation: The foundation provides support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. They help military parents continue to raise their children and maintain close bonds, even when separated by thousands of miles.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful: Their mission is to provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities to develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship.
The American Cancer Society: The organization is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay: The organization grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition to enrich them with hope, strength and joy; their efforts enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.
Ruth Eckerd Hall: The mission of Ruth Eckerd Hall is to change lives through the performing arts. As a non-profit organization they depend on members, corporate sponsors and volunteers to allow them to bring the best entertainment to Tampa Bay and maintain quality arts education classes that enrich our community.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation: This foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations service members who lose their lives in the line of duty. The foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations service members.
Tampa Bay History Center: One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center features cutting-edge interactive exhibits and provides a unique educational experience for all ages. Located along the Riverwalk in Tampa’s bustling Channel District, the History Center serves residents of the Tampa Bay area as well as Hillsborough County’s nearly 3 million annual tourists, and is one of several cultural venues located in downtown Tampa.
Tampa General Hospital Foundation: This foundation is the prominent hospital foundation in the State of Florida and will continually strive to support Tampa General Hospital’s efforts to most effectively serve the Tampa Bay region.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo: This organization makes it their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals while creating exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.
The Florida Aquarium: This organization works to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment.