Community Partnerships

The Children’s Cabinet

    • 2022 marks the 29th anniversary of the partnership between The Children’s Cabinet and the Wilbur May Foundation. The Wilbur May Foundation has been bringing special shaped balloons to the event each year to give tethered rides for kids at The Children’s Cabinet. Thank you for bringing smiles to our event for over two decades!
    • The Great Reno Balloon Race is involved in several fundraising activities to help support The Children’s Cabinet. Pre-event activities are just some of the ways we have showcased this amazing organization. Look for two special shape balloons giving tethered rides on the field each day with donations going back to The Children’s Cabinet!

Teen Challenge

    • Teen Challenge volunteers throughout the week with set-up and during the event as our Green Team. They are vital in helping us keep our beautiful park clean!

Knights of Columbus

    • The Knights of Columbus are responsible for our logistics management. Look for them every day of the event around the park!

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

    • 2013 marked the first year of the partnership between The Great Reno Balloon Race and the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.
    • Look for them on the Sunday of the event participating in scavenger hunts, recruitment and trading S.W.A.P.S with our pilots (otherwise known as Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere)

Other Community Partnerships & Support

    • Paint the Park Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Day
    • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
    • Atos Jiu Jitsu Reno
    • Donor Network West – Donor Awareness Day
    • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
    • Knights of Columbus
    • SPCA of Northern Nevada
    • STEP2
    • Tissue Paper Balloon Launch with regional school districts
    • University of Nevada, Reno
    • Wilbur May Foundation