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The Balloon Race Scholarship Committee wishes to thank Athletic Director Doug Knuth and Intercollegiate Athletics for their continuing support and very generous donation of two tickets in the Skybox to the TBD Wolf Pack home football game against TBD.

The Balloon Race Scholarship Committee would like to thank the campus community for their support in the purchase of our pins and tickets that enable the Balloon Race Scholarship Committee to award our 2 yearly scholarships.

Balloon Race Scholarship Committee

The University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee has been in existence since 1986, has awarded scholarship funds since the early 1990's and distributed a total of $2,000 in scholarships to students each year since 1999. The committee exists solely to raise the money to award two scholarships a year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student.

Each year the committee designs a new balloon pin and secures raffle prizes from the community. Also, the committee raffles six balloon rides in the University’s sponsored balloon.

In addition to selling pins and raffle tickets prior to the race, the committee also supports a hospitality tent advertising the university and has pins available the day of the Race. Often our scholarship recipients donate their time at the hospitality tent taking donations for pins and talking about the university.

On Race weekend, all committee members can participate as much as possible by crewing for the university balloon and helping at the hospitality tent.

Additional Great Reno Balloon Race Events

  • Friday, May 9, 2014: The 11th Annual FORE The Kids charity golf tournament to benefit Northern Nevada Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
  • July 21-25, 2013: High Sierra Balloon Camp will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Campers will be in the dorms with 24/7 security, food service, transportation, etc. provided. This is the ultimate experience for those 13 to 18 years old who want to learn more about hot air balloons, crew for balloons or hold a student pilot certificate.

Wolf Pack BalloonPresident Marc Johnson and his wife Karen enjoy a balloon ride during the Great Reno Balloon Race.

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