Collierville Balloon Festival donates funds for education in the Greater Memphis Area
The Board of Directors of the Collierville Balloon Festival (CBF) are pleased to announce, with proceeds from the event that took place in September 2022, they were able to donate nearly $150,000 towards the educational needs in the Greater Memphis area.
In September 2022, the Collierville Balloon Festival, a non-profit organization, provided a memorable “Friday Night Lights” private event, that included tethered balloon rides, food, music and much more, at no charge, for special needs children and adults in the Greater Memphis area. On Saturday and Sunday, the event attracted
visitors from over 30 states to enjoy an annual weekend balloon and fall festival event. By hosting this event, the organization was able to raise funds for education in the Greater Memphis Area with goal of building our future workforce.
The Collierville Balloon Festival, presented by Alston Construction, took place September 16 – 18, 2022 on Maynard Way in Collierville. There were nearly 20 balloons at the event, live entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Zone, petting zoo, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, tethered balloon rides and a balloon glow. Close to
20,000 people attended the event over the entire weekend.
“We are so pleased to be a part of this event that provides an opportunity for children and adults to be a part of a unique event and that gives back to support the educational needs in our community. We are returning as the Presenting Sponsor again for the 2023 Collierville Balloon Festival.” said Chad Lindsay, Vice
President/General Manager of the Memphis office of Alston Construction.
Dave Rhylander, CBF Board Member, said, “This year, the Collierville Balloon Festival raised nearly $150,000 to give back to education. The funds are being distributed to the Civil Air Patrol, the Collierville Education Foundation (CEF), the Rotary Family Youth Initiative and fourteen Rotary Clubs in the Greater Memphis area for
these groups to support the various educational needs in the area. In addition, funds were provided to other groups that were involved in the event to help support other educational needs.”
“We were blown away at the success of this event and the amount of money they raised to support education. We are grateful that the Collierville Balloon Festival has chosen the Rotary Clubs in the Greater Memphis area to decide who and how to distribute the funds to much needed organizations in the Mid-South including some
of the underserved schools in the Shelby County School system,” said Nathan Lubin, Rotary District Governor 6800.
Susan Ewing, President of the Collierville Balloon Festival, said the event is returning this year, the dates are September 16 – 17, 2023. They will be hosting Friday Night Lights on September 15th for children and adults with special needs. Friday Night Lights is a private event and registration is required. A link will be provided
soon to sign-up.
There are a variety of partnership opportunities available. Ticket information will be online soon. Follow @ColliervilleBalloonFestival on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on details for the event. For more information about the Collierville Balloon Festival, go to www.ColliervilleBalloonFestival.com.
About Collierville Balloon Festival
Collierville Balloon Festival is a non-profit organization established to host this annual event for the community and give children and adults with special needs the opportunity to actively participate in a unique experience, where normally they are on the sidelines watching. Proceeds from this event will be used to support educational needs in the Greater Memphis area.