Organizers of The Great Reno Balloon Race still need 28 sponsors to fill the revenue gap for this year’s event. Businesses, organizations and individuals that sign up now will still receive all of the benefits of being a corporate sponsor, including VIP parking, balloon banners, and hot-air balloon rides during the three-day event (weather pending).
As attendance of the Balloon Race rises, costs are increased, and sponsorship is needed now, more than never, to provide funding for such a high-quality, awe-inspiring event that is completely free to the community. Companies can support the Balloon Race while placing their brand in front of more than 150,000 people beginning at just $1,700. Families, individuals and non-profit organizations can enjoy a fantastic weekend starting at just $899.
“There is absolutely no charge for spectators to attend The Great Reno Balloon Race,” Dixie Craig, event manager, said. “It is so important for the community to have events like this, which everyone can enjoy at no cost, and you can help through donations and sponsorships.”
Those who love and support the Balloon Race, but are not able to sponsor a balloon, are urged to make donations to the event, because every dollar helps keep the event free. While high attendance numbers show what a top-notch event the Balloon Race is, they do not make the event sustainable. The sponsorships and donations that come in long before the first balloon lifts off in September are what create a lasting event.
For more information or to sign up as a sponsor, please call the Balloon Race hotline at (775) 826-1181 or visit www.renoballoon.com. One-time or recurring donations may also be made at the website. During July and August, text donations may be made simply by texting “balloon” to 20222 to make a $10 donation right now and be entered to win a hot-air balloon ride during the event.
Thanks to the continued support of generous sponsors, The Great Reno Balloon Race continues as a free event for its 29th year. This year’s major sponsors include: Wells Fargo Bank, Wilbur D. May Foundation, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Peppermill Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno, City of Reno, Jack in the Box, Great Basin Internet Services, News Talk 780 KOH, Bonanza Casino, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. With a special thanks to our Founding Sponsors: Circus Circus, IGT, Sands Regency Casino Hotel, Muckel Anderson CPAs and the University of Nevada, Reno.