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Bands donate time to help fundraiser

By AMY ABBOTT

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 14, 2000


Campus radio station WBUL is reaching out to the community with its third annual fundraiser.

This year, canned foods and other non-perishables will be collected for Metropolitan Ministries, a Tampa homeless shelter, in exchange for admission to a concert Friday night at the USF Special Events Center.

Bands from around the city are participating in the name of charity. Each group is taking the time, on what is usually a busy night for bands, to play for free. Each canned good and all other donations collected will go to Metropolitan Ministries.

For the past three years, WBUL has organized a fundraiser for a local charity.

The past two years, the station has collected stuffed animals at parties hosted by disc jockeys. The animals went to the children at the Shriner's Hospital on campus. They gathered more than 500 toys for hospitalized children.

This year they chose a charity outside of the campus to give back to the community.

Some of the local talent performing in the main hall will be Ashes of Grisum, Red Tide, Crash Mitchell, Lukali, Next Season and Pilots vs. Aeroplanes. In the lobby, FunKruze, DJ Skinney and other musicians will entertain the crowd.

If you go

  • WHAT: Third Annual WBUL Fundraiser.

  • WHERE: USF Special Events Center.

  • WHEN: Tonight, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

  • COST: Donation of canned foods or other non-perishables.

  • INFORMATION: (813) 974-4906

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