HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Over the weekend, Lynyrd Skynyrd announced a $100,000 donation to the Florida Disaster Fund during their “Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’” tour stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in South Florida. The Seminole Tribe of Florida matched the $100,000 donation, totaling a $200,000 contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund from the event. The First Family was welcomed onstage for a check presentation with Johnny and Donnie Van Zant; Rickey Medlocke, Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead Guitarist; Ross Schilling, Lynyrd Skynyrd Band Manager; David Hoenemeyer, Chief Operating Officer of Seminole Gaming; Chris Osceola, Hollywood Councilman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida; and Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. To date, the Florida Disaster Fund has raised over $45 million to help with recovery in communities impacted by Hurricane Ian.
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.