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Hard Rock Heals Foundation to Award $250,000 in Grants to 50 Local Charities Serving Hard Rock International Communities Around the World

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock Heals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hard Rock International, today announced it will contribute a total of $250,000 this year to 50 local charitable organizations around the world, made in $5,000 grants. The program is part of the brand’s commitment to improving the lives and resiliency of the local communities in which Hard Rock operates.

The foundation provides grants and assistance for health and wellness, disaster relief, humanitarian causes, and more to benefit one common goal: making the world a better place by serving people and the planet. The 2024 grant recipients include a diverse group of local organizations such as Redefining Refuge (Tampa, Fla.), Best Point Education and Behavioral Health (Cincinnati, Ohio), Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia (Cobb County, Ga.), New York Edge (New York, N.Y.), Fundación Musicoterapia y Salud (Madrid, Spain) and more.

“Since 2016, Hard Rock Heals Foundation has proudly supported hundreds of programs to give back to people in need in the communities we serve,” said Jon Lucas, President of Hard Rock Heals Foundation and Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International. “We are hopeful that these grants will bring about positive transformations in all the places we serve around the globe.”

This program is another example of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting community-run programs through grants, offering enhanced opportunities for those who share the values of Hard Rock’s philanthropy and giving. Funds provided by the Hard Rock Heals Foundation bolster programs dedicated to mental health awareness and research, preventing human trafficking, and ensuring children grow up healthy, educated, and safe. With this year’s grant donations, the charitable arm of Hard Rock International has donated to hundreds of locally run health and wellness charities since it began awarding grants in 2016.

To see the full list of grant winners, and for more information on Hard Rock Heals Foundation, visit https://www.hardrock.com/heals-foundation.aspx.

About Hard Rock Heals Foundation®:

The Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International. Music is energy; it stirs emotion, inspires, connects, and restores. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music. We have developed partnerships with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 309 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues, and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook, and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 87,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2023, Hard Rock Hotels was honored by J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study as the number one Upper Upscale Hotels brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the fourth time over the last five years.  Hard Rock was also honored by Forbes among the World’s Best Employers, as well as Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads, Best Brands for Social Impact, Customer Service All-Star and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. HRI became the first privately-owned gaming company designated a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal in 2021, and has since been honored threefold. In the 2022 Global Gaming Awards, Hard Rock was named Land-Based Operator of the Year for the second time in four years. Hard Rock International currently holds investment grades from primary investment rating agencies: S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Fitch Ratings (BBB). For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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