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Balloon Race Scholarship Committee

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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 October 11, 2014 Wolf Pack home football game against Colorado State.

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 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 prizes donated from the community. Also, the committee donates six balloon rides for the drawing in the University’s sponsored balloon.

In addition to selling pins and drawing 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.

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

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