Buddy Bombard's Ballooning Adventure Tribute
Help Us Build Buddy’s Ballooning Adventure
Join us for a special Tribute to world renowned balloonist Buddy Bombard, the inspiration for the development of a new major exhibition at the Balloon Museum. Learn more as we celebrate the innovation and joy brought to the world by Buddy Bombard.
This Tribute event will feature a special Balloon Inflation and Demonstration on our grounds followed by an indoor reception that includes:
- Welcoming remarks and presentations
- Champagne Toast
- Hors' D'oeuvres - in the style of one of Buddy's grand adventures
- Unveiling of a new display about Buddy
- And a Keynote Address by Guest Speaker and World Renowned balloonist BUDDY BOMBARD!
Buddy's Ballooning Adventure
This new exhibition, which will open by our 15th anniversary in 2020, will feature hands-on, interactive displays housed in a “storybook” setting. Multiple “chapters” in the exhibition will feature various children who progressively learn more about hot air ballooning. These characters age as the story continues, ultimately becoming young adults, and one or more has become involved with ballooning in many exciting ways! The exhibition aims to:
- Promote hot air ballooning
- Highlight ballooning history, traditions, science, and technology
- Stress the importance of safety
- Show the many ways to become involved with the sport
- And celebrate how ballooning builds friendships and strengthens the bonds between people near and far
The finale of the exhibition will be a chapter about Buddy Bombard that will tell of his life’s “grand adventure” in ballooning, an inspiring storybook tale for all the world to enjoy.
How You Can Help
Please make a Buddy’s Ballooning Adventure donation today to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation (9201 Balloon Museum Drive, NE, Albuquerque NM 87113; www.BalloonMuseum.com; 505-880-0500).
Our total fundraising goal is $100,000 by 2019. Each gift level below includes a complimentary individual or family museum membership for you or someone you select, a free copy of Buddy Bombard’s biographical picture book, plus the additional benefits noted:
- $ 500 Your name listed as a donor on the exhibition’s credit panel
- $ 1,000 Same as the level above, plus listed as a donor on the exhibition’s webpage
- $ 2,500 Same as all levels above, plus mention as a donor in the exhibition’s press releases
- $ 5,000 Same as all levels above, plus invitation to the exhibition’s VIP preview reception
- $ 10,000 Same as all levels above, plus identified as a chapter sponsor in the exhibition
- $ 25,000 Same as all levels above, plus named as the five-year title sponsor of the exhibition