Posted on: December 5, 2012 by Chris Campbell, Director of Marketing
Global Spectrum Facility Management is pleased to announce charitable efforts raised $24,352.28 in conjunction with Budweiser Gardens 10th Anniversary Celebration. Fundraising efforts included a VIP Gala, silent auction, London Knights 50-50 draw and the collection of voluntary donations during a public open house. This donation will be shared by Arts for All Kids and the George Bray Sports Association to benefit local arts and sports efforts. Both organizations were announced as beneficiaries earlier this fall.
“I'm speechless with the generosity of Global Spectrum at Budweiser Gardens to support kids who would not normally have the opportunity to participate in the programs that Arts for All Kids offers. It's an honour that leaves me speechless”, said Karen Pincombe, Founder and Director of Arts for All Kids.
“To know that there is an established organization like Global Spectrum at Budweiser Gardens helping other organizations within the community and reaching such a grass roots program for children with special needs is overwhelming”, said Murray Howard, President of the George Bray Sports Association
“Our goal from the beginning was to make a difference locally and benefit both Arts and Sports to commemorate our 10th Anniversary. In consultation with The London Community Foundation we were able identify two great organizations. We are very grateful to the community for all their support and generosity.” said Brian Ohl, Global Spectrum’s Vice President and General Manager of Budweiser Gardens.
“Under Global Spectrum management, Budweiser Gardens has become a community treasure, one that contributes greatly to our smart and caring community. We were pleased to help match their interests and concerns with community needs and these great organizations.” Martha Powell, President & C.E.O. London Community Foundation.
“Arts for all Kids”, is a volunteer organization that provides free fine Arts instruction to children in families who cannot afford extra-curricular Instruction was one organization selected.
“George Bray Sports Association”, an organization developed to allow children with learning, emotional, social and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to play hockey in a regular structured league was also selected.
On the same day as Global Spectrum announced their contribution, preparations were underway for a charity skating event later in the evening. Wednesday December 5, 2012 from 5:30-8:30 Global Spectrum staff at Budweiser Gardens host their annual Open House Skate in support of the Children’s Aid Society of London-Middlesex. The event is open to all members of the public and will include the appearance of several London Knights players. Donations of cash or unwrapped gifts are gratefully being accepted.
This weekend Budweiser Gardens hosts Carrie Underwood (Thursday, December 6), Jeff Dunham (Saturday, December 8) and Leonard Cohen (Tuesday, December 11)
Tickets for Budweiser Gardens are available in person at the Box Office, by phone at
1-866-455-2849 or online at www.budweisergardens.com. Tickets are also available at Masonville Place Guest Services, The UWO BookStore, BooksPlus and the Fanshawe College Biz Booth.
About Global Spectrum:
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages Budweiser Gardens, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.