Meghan Johnson, Tim Marks, President of Metropolitan Ministries, and Nikki Yourison.
TAMPA, Fla. (April 7, 2014) – After donating over 27,000 pounds of food, 452 hours of volunteer time and $4,770 worth of gift cards during the 2013 holiday season, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa was the recipient of Metropolitan Ministries’ Golden Barrel Award at the latter’s Volunteer Appreciation Brunch last Saturday.
Each year, Metropolitan Ministries, which cares for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, hands out the Golden Barrel Award to a business partner which best exemplifies dedication and outstanding service to others.
Additionally, during Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s recent 10th anniversary celebration, the property committed $10,000 for each of the next 10 years to Metropolitan Ministries.
“Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of our top donors at the Clear Channel drive every holiday season,” said Mandelyn Cloninger, Director of Advancement at Metropolitan Ministries. “Last year, they rolled up with two big trucks and we have to thank them for the more than 27,000 pounds of donated food and for all of the hard work their employees put in to unload the food.
“And, they just made a 10-year financial commitment to Metropolitan Ministries, which really magnifies their giving.”
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is the Premier Entertainment Destination of Central Florida which is celebrating 10 years of continuous success. The electrifying casino features high stakes table games, along with thousands of the latest slot machines. A stylish boutique hotel features the world-famous Rock Spa and gymnasium for the fitness conscious guest. The luxurious High Limit Table Games Room offers higher table limits, a personal cashier and attentive bartenders. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded Seminole Hard Rock their prestigious Four Diamond rating for seven years in a row. The seven award-winning restaurants spotlight a variety of indulgences from sophisticated fine dining at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood to a twist on nostalgic favorites at Rise Kitchen & Bakery. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off of 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, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.