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Dec 4, 2014

GLOBAL SPECTRUM AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TEAM UP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY SOUTHERN BRANCH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH DECK THE HALL FESTIVAL OF TREES

Global Spectrum, facility managers of Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Convention Center, will host the 2014 Deck The Hall – Festival of Trees this holiday season at Boardwalk Hall, a season-long charitable event intended to generate funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

Local businesses, organizations, and arena partners have sponsored custom-decorated holiday trees to be on display from Friday, December 5, through Friday, January 2, in the Boardwalk Hall lobby facing the Atlantic City Boardwalk. 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch to support those in need this holiday season. 

“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees this year. As we struggle to ensure that all those in need of emergency food actually receive it, it's comforting to know we have partners in our battle to feed the hungry," said Evelyn Benton, Executive Director of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

“We are excited to host this terrific charitable event this holiday season at Boardwalk Hall ,” said Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall. “With an abundance of support from our community partners we will be able to significantly help those in need this holiday season.”

This year’s sponsors include:

·         Global Spectrum
·         Kramer Beverage
·         TD Bank
·         Atlantic City Electric
·         Plumbers UA Local 322
·         Painters District Council 711
·         Carpenters Local 255
·         South Jersey Gas
·         ACUA
·         Atlantic City Alliance
·         The Borgata
·         Ducktown Tavern
·         James’ Fudge/Tracey Wealth Management
·         Police Benevolent Association
·         Atlantic City Fire Department
·         Mad Dog Morgan’s

The Deck The Hall – Festival of Trees will be free and open to the public to walk through during all hours which Boardwalk Hall is open. Patrons are also encouraged to make a small donation to be donated to the Community FoodBank.

The Community FoodBank distributes 40 million pounds of food a year to more than 1,000 non-profit programs served by its Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs). Through their combined efforts, they feed 900,000 hungry people in 18 New Jersey counties. The Community FoodBank proudly states that almost 96 cents of every dollar donated goes to feed hungry families in New Jersey. 

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-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, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, 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. 
 

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