Nov 27, 2013


The USF Sun Dome and Global Spectrum Charities partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to host the “Sun Dome Thrift Shop” from September 10th to November 20th as the venue geared up for hip-hop superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance on November 23rd.

Tied into the duo’s #1 hit “Thrift Shop”, over five hundred new and gently used clothing items were collected for the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless within the Tampa Bay area.

“The USF Sun Dome along with Global Spectrum Charities initiated our own ‘Sun Dome Thrift Shop’ as an opportunity to creatively tie-in one of our concerts to help our local community,” says Global Spectrum’s Allison Dobin, Director of Marketing at the USF Sun Dome. “With Thanksgiving around the corner, we felt compelled to use our platform in the Sports and Entertainment industry to assist those in need within the Tampa Bay area.”

The USF Sun Dome and Global Spectrum Charities are excited to continue its “Sun Dome Gives Back” initiative moving forward with its concerts as future collections and donations take place in an effort to reach out to the community not only on a local scale, but on a national and international level as well.
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About Global Spectrum  Charities Global Spectrum Charities was established by Global Spectrum, to improve the quality of life for people living in regions throughout the US and Canada where the public assembly facility management company operates a stadium, arena, convention center or theatre. Global Spectrum Charities gives back to the community through contributions, donations, celebrity and star appearances, and random gifts of kindness on behalf of the company’s employees, customers and visitors.

About Global Spectrum Global Spectrum ( manages more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 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 SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.