Become a 2017 Sponsor

Seeking sponsors for the 4th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

We are thrilled to bring the hot air balloons back to Defiance County at the Defiance County Airport on Saturday, August 5, 2017 to the public. Last year, our event attracted almost 5,000 people from around the region. Our balloon festival website was visited by over 16,000 people over the year and our social media and marketing reach engaged over 75,000 people regionally.

This wonderful family event supports the United Way of Defiance County, Community Engagement Center (CEC): The CEC has partnered with 45 agencies and growing, to promote local volunteer and in-kind needs to our 345 registered volunteers as well as local service organizations such as scouts, youth groups and schools. We recruit volunteers for local community events and have collected donations for local food pantries and shelters. This past year, over one thousand volunteer hours have been coordinated and 13,695 connections made to benefit Defiance County.

NEW this Spring we launched the CEC High School Volunteer Program and Scholarship which gives students the opportunity to track and get recognition for the community service they are accomplishing locally. Because of the Defiance County Balloon Festival success we are able to provide a $1,000 scholarship to an eligible 2017 graduate for any college, university or job training after high school.

Starting at $250, we offer unique events within the festival to get your organization name in front of families in our community and region. We work to create fun ways to maximize your investment in this family-friendly community event. All sponsorships include invitations to the Friday night private Pilot’s Dinner and Launch Party. Sponsors can also promote their business with a booth at the festival. Additionally, sponsors of $2,000 and above may host a hospitality tent (company provided) for employees and clients. We hope you can partner with us this year!

2017 DCHABF Sponsorships

Click here for Sponsorship contract.

We can send a United Way of Defiance County W-9 upon request.

If you have any questions about sponsorships please contact: Savanna Weber | 608 Clinton St. Defiance, Ohio 43512 | 419-782-3510 | Or contact Savanna directly through form below: