From the Great Reno Balloon Race:
The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR) is holding its annual volunteer kick-off meeting bringing together the elite group of Aeronauts, the official volunteer group of the event, during a reservations only dinner meeting on Thursday, March 27 at Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The event provides an enjoyable platform for GRBR to welcome back past volunteers and recruit new volunteers into the GRBR family. This year, GRBR takes place from Friday, Sept. 5 to Sunday, Sept. 7 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
"As a non-profit, we rely on the support, strength and enthusiasm of our Aeronauts to execute a successful and safe event," said Pete Copeland, executive director of GRBR. "This year, like every year, we want our Aeronauts focused and well-educated on the event's rules and responsibilities. The kick-off meeting is a time for us to provide current and potential volunteers with the ins-and-outs of the event and what volunteering entails."
The Aeronauts are an integral part of GRBR assisting pilots in preparing the balloons for flight, serving as chase crews, assisting in field setup, breakdown and with security needs. Being an official Aeronaut provides volunteers with a variety of training courses and the opportunity to be a part of one of the region's most celebrated events.
The volunteer kick-off event takes place on Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Baron A room at Silver Legacy Resort Casino. A light dinner will be served during the event. Individuals who are interested in being a part of the Aeronauts are required to reserve their spot by March 21, as space is limited. To make a reservation, visit www.renoballoon.com/volunteerkickoff.
From the Great Reno Balloon Race