Hard Rock A.C. celebrates 5th anniversary; donates $100K to 5 organizations

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City celebrated its fifth anniversary Wednesday as part of “Hard Rock Day” in Atlantic City. Community leaders, elected officials and Hard Rock executives came together to commemorate the anniversary of the grand opening of the casino resort.

Hard Rock used the celebration to reinforce its ongoing commitment to its guests, team members and the greater Atlantic City community.

“From the outset, the power of the Hard Rock brand combined with the hard work of our 3,600 team members propelled Hard Rock Atlantic City to become the most successful casino on Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk,” George Goldhoff, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, said. “Together with our owners, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and our partners, Jack Morris and Joe Jingoli and Michael Jingoli, we are celebrating our hugely successful first five years by saying ‘thank you’ to our guests, our team members and the greater Atlantic City community.”

Over the course of its first five years, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has donated a total of more than $1 million to dozens of community organizations in greater Atlantic City. As part of the Fifth Anniversary Celebration, the casino resort announced contributions totaling another $100,000 to five community organizations, which each received a check for $20,000. Those organizations are: Atlantic City Rescue Mission; Atlantic City Leaders in Training; Hope Exists Foundation; Jewish Family Services; and Veterans Haven South.

“While music is a part of Hard Rock’s DNA, philanthropy is a part of our soul,” Goldhoff said. “Since opening in 2018, Hard Rock Atlantic City has made intentional efforts to keep our charitable giving local, ensuring the residents of Atlantic City are our No. 1 beneficiary. Today, we are thrilled to announce yet another effort that will have an impact on our community. We will continue our commitment to addressing food insecurity by donating $100,000. That’s $20,000 to each of five deserving charities who provide resources to some the most vulnerable and underserved members of our local community.”

Hard Rock Atlantic City is also investing heavily in fifth anniversary casino promotions, which are open to all casino guests. A $25,000 sweepstakes and daily BMW 5 Series giveaway run through July 2, when a $500,000 Summer Sweepstakes kicks off and continues through the months of July and August.

In addition, Hard Rock is partnering with North Beach to present a world-class fireworks display by Grucci on Friday night.