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Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
will join forces for the 21st consecutive year to raise money and awareness for the prominent national charity.
This special relationship between CMN and the festival will directly benefit such worthy organizations as the Children's Specialized Hospital and the network of hospitals that they support.
Pilot Jon Thompson of Kissimmee, FL flying the old CMN hot air balloon.
The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning believes in doing well by doing good,
and takes pride in working with a large number of local, regional and national non-profit, school, and religious based groups.
To date, over $2.2 million dollars in charitable contributions have been raised.
The Festival also has had an impact on the economy of the state of New Jersey as a whole, that is valued at $42.7 million dollars.
Here are some the groups who benefitted from performing various functions at the festival over the past few years:
Readington Volunteer Fire Company
Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Company
Whitehouse First Aid and Rescue Squad
Readington Township Community Emergency Response Team
New Jersey Civil Air Patrol
Knights of Columbus Hunterdon County
Somerville High School Music Band Boosters
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
Somerset Medical Center
Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew #185
Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group
North Hunterdon Regional High School
Phillipsburg Police Athletic League
Arc of Hunterdon
If your organization is interested in utlizing the festival as a fun and unique fundraiser, click here to email Scot Bross.