PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 11/04/2013
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Helps Fight Hunger in Our Local Community This Holiday Season
Hard Rock International's 6th Annual IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER Campaign Raises Awareness and Funds Globally
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In a time where 1.4 billion people live below the poverty line, 820 million people are undernourished, and 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day, it's hard to imagine John Lennon's vision of a world with no hunger. Ensuring that the message Lennon penned in his iconic song "IMAGINE" lives on today, artist and musician Yoko Ono Lennon, again, joins forces with Hard Rock International and WhyHunger to wipe-out childhood hunger and poverty through Hard Rock International's IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER campaign.
In support of the 6th Annual IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER campaign, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will help fight hunger in our local community by supporting philanthropic initiatives to benefit The Pantry of Broward.
Sammy Hagar and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Supports The Pantry of Broward
On November 7 at 8 p.m., the "Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Presents: Sammy Hagar and the Wabos featuring Michael Anthony" tour will take over Hard Rock Live. Hagar, who has publicly spoken about his poverty-stricken childhood, donates to local food banks in every city he plays. While in South Florida, Sammy will make a $2,500 donation to The Pantry of Broward. Seminole Hard Rock will give concert-goers the chance to text HUNGER to 71441 to donate $5 to The Pantry of Broward during Hagar's rendition of "Right Now." The Pantry of Broward will also be on-hand to provide organizational information. Donations to fight hunger may also be made to The Pantry of Broward directly on their website.
For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music's most dynamic and prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, the "Red Rocker" has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written—songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love." He's earned the highest respects of the music industry including a Grammy award, an induction alongside Van Halen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is currently on his fourth platinum run with the super group Chickenfoot. Along his journey, he's also become a dedicated philanthropist, a New York Times bestselling author and an auspicious entrepreneur.
Tickets cost $74, $64, $54 and $44*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com , www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
Who's "Top Turkey? IMAGINE Thanksgiving Dinner Food Truck Challenge
On November 14, from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., the IMAGINE Thanksgiving Food Truck Challenge will be held in the Seminole Paradise Valet Lot (adjacent to Hooters). Twenty-two food trucks will be on-site competing for "Top Turkey" honors in savory and sweet categories. Every Food Truck will have their regular menu along with their Thanksgiving-inspired creations. Judges include "Giovanny Gutierrez of ChatChow TV; Cari Garcia of Fat Girl Hedonist; Steven Scharf of The Chowfather; Christine Najac of South Florida Food & Wine; and Justin Wyborn, vice president of Food & Beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino. For all alcoholic beverages sold at the house bars located around the Seminole Paradise Valet Lot, $1 will be donated to The Pantry of Broward. Canned and non perishable foods will also be collected at the entrance of the event for donation to The Pantry of Broward.
Hard Rock Cafe Offers a Symbol of Support
From November through December 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood will offer limited-edition IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER merchandise exclusively at the Rock Shop at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood and online at www.hardrock.com. IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER merchandise includes a men's t-shirt** ($26), scarf ** ($18), pin (online only $12) * violet, blue or orange bracelet (only sold in Hard Rock Cafes, $2 or more donation)*. All items are while supplies last. *100% of net proceeds will be donated to WhyHunger;**15% of net revenue will be donated to WhyHunger.
Additionally, fans worldwide are encouraged to share their IMAGINE experiences by posting messages, photos and videos via the official social media channels for the 2013 IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER campaign: Facebook.com/HardRock or Twitter.com/HardRock, and hashtag #IMAGINENOHUNGER.
For more information, call Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us on www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood/Imagine.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 170 venues in 54 countries, including 133 cafes, 18 hotels and 7 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, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Johannesburg, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
About The Pantry of Broward
The Pantry of Broward, a non-profit organization, provides food and other support services to more than 425 senior citizens on low fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren. For information and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.thepantryofbroward.org.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin & current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WhyHunger's main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs & community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building & access to over 8,000 anti-hunger & poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R, and many others. For more information visit www.whyhunger.org.