On November 3rd, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa was honored to host our 2017 selected charities from the Tampa Bay Area inside of the Hard Rock Cafe for our 2017 Charity Wrap Party.
Each year, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa selects 12 charities that are dedicated their very own month alongside of the Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar and the property focuses on growing their initiatives while raising funds and awareness for their organizations through various fundraising opportunities. Click here to learn more.
The 2017 charities joined us for an evening full of music, small bites from the Hard Rock Cafe and a very special surprise. Each organization received a bonus check for $1,000, which is an addition to the funds received during their month from retail sales of our specialty umbrellas and Seminole Hard Rock Girls Calendar.
The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is grateful for each charity and the extensive work they’re committed to doing in the Tampa Bay area.
To access the photos from this great event, Click here. Read on to learn more about the organizations we’ve partnered with.
January: Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay: This organization was developed to positively impact the lives of Tampa Bay residents by assisting and mentoring hardworking families in need. The organization also advocates for change to prevent major social issues such as domestic violence, suicide and supports other organizations and spreads love with various acts of kindness.
February: The Humane Society of Tampa Bay: This organization is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.
March: The Gasparilla Music Foundation, whose annual music festival in Downtown, Tampa provides support and financial assistance for music education, contributing to the neighborhood rejuvenation of the city’s urban core, promoting the region’s cultural heritage and creating a long-term sustainable institution benefiting the Tampa Bay area. The organization also aims to minimize the environmental impacts of festival production and promote alternative methods of transportation.
April: The Children’s Dream Fund: This organization was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and who live in West Central Florida.
May: The David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation: This organization aims to establish arts education as a community priority by working closely with the area public, private and home school programs to enhance arts education for children throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
June: The Tampa History Center: a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and a dynamic learning resource that inspires a sense of place and pride for diverse audiences of all ages through interactive educational programs and engaging exhibits.
July: The 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.
August: The American Victory Ship , a world-class, shipboard, maritime museum dedicated to honoring the men and women who built, sailed, protected and provided service, worldwide, through the American Merchant Fleet since 1775 during times of peace and war. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the America Victory Ship endeavors to serve the community at large by preserving and interpreting maritime culture, folkways and the legacy of maritime industry through engaging youth and sharing a passion and understanding of the impact of the maritime industry on local, regional and national economies.
September: Go Gold for Childhood Cancer, whose goal is to bring awareness to childhood cancer, the number one killer of children in the United States. Their efforts provide funding for The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, who is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is funding research focused on less toxic and more targeted treatments.
October: The American Cancer Society, a 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.
November: The Angelus, which provides a place to live, to love and to learn – a real home for non-ambulatory individuals with developmental disabilities whose families are not able to care for them or ensure their safe future, to include choices of meaningful daily recreational and educational experiences to enable them to improve their quality of life.
December: Make-A-Wish Foundation: 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.