Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 28 - July 4

Event Info

Fundraising for Non-Profits

Logo - Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival

2018 Battle Creek Field of Flight

TO:  2018 Non Profit Groups looking for a great FUNDRAISER
FROM:  Barbara A. Haluszka, Executive Director 

The plans for this summer’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival June 28 – 4, 2018, are flying high and we invite you to be a part of the fun and raise money for your non-profit organization!

As you know, this opportunity is truly a great time and a great way to support a huge community event, not to mention a fantastic fund raiser for your organization. Now, here is how it works. You as a non-profit organization would be assisting our Parking Committee with the parking of thousands of vehicles during the Battle Creek Field of Flight.  By doing so, your organization can share in 20% of the revenue collected (from the parking fee) during the entire event and achieve $$$$$$$! We have a formula that we use to determine exactly how much each organization or group will receive.  Basically, the more hours and the more people you have the more money you will generate for your organization. In fact, one of our organizations earned over $6,000 and another organization earned over $4,000! This is truly a lot easier than selling candy bars and it is a great deal of fun to do it as an organization, a club, a church, school sports, etc.

To accomplish our goal, we are looking for five (5) to six (6) groups or organizations to commit to this outstanding opportunity.  In order to achieve the top dollar bracket, you really want to be working every day and all day, if possible. However, the following is your guide or choices for participation; this does not include the mandatory training on Thursday, June 28 of which the hours will count toward your $$$.

Option A:  Provide 10 – 12 individuals to work every day and all shifts.
Option B:  Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work every day for two (2) shifts.
Option C:  Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work every day for one (1) shift.
Option D:  Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work three (3) days and two (2) shifts per day.

Please understand priority will be given to those groups that can provide the most man power for the majority of the days and who participated with the Field of Flight in 2017.  However, don’t hesitate to contact the Field of Flight Office to discuss any thoughts or concerns you might have.

If you are really serious about raising money for your organization, we do suggest that you begin rounding up your volunteers now!  We also suggest that you find six (6) key people to help you organize and recruit volunteers.  Each key person can handle one (1) full day… encourage family and friends to help!

Once you have decided to be a part of this great opportunity, we need you to complete the “Commitment Form” (PDF) and email it to me, Barb Haluszka, fax it 269-962-8687 or send it via mail on or before March 20, 2018, to secure your participation.

Parking Volunteers - Photo by Paul LondonThings to Know

  • Wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen and hats
  • Bring lawn chairs for breaks
  • No children under 14 years of age
  • All children 14 - 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 18 and older will count in your total
  • Bring Coolers for beverages
  • Water will be provided
  • We provide safety vests and flashlights

I truly look forward to hearing from you, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Balloon Office at 269-962-0592

/bah

 

DIRECTIONS, PARKING PASSES & ROAD CLOSURES

2018 BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW

AND BALLOON FESTIVAL

W.K. Kellogg Airport

DIRECTIONS FROM 1-94

OPTION 1- If heading West on 1-94- Take the Helmer Road Exit #95 (Go North on Helmer) and follow this to the Field of Flight Parking Lots which could be Systex Gate 15 or Denso South Gate 16. Free Shuttle Service is available. You may also follow the above directions, however when you come to the main intersection - Columbia Avenue, you can turn West/Left on to Columbia and follow to South Airport Road (R & L Trucking on South side) you will turn North (left) and follow to BLUFISH Parking Lot with a BLUE Banner.

OPTION 2 - If heading East on 1-94 From - Take Exit 92 which is Springfield/Skyline Drive/Martin Luther King HWY. You will go north to the first traffic light; turn right this will be Columbia Avenue. The next traffic light is South Airport Road (R & L Trucking will be on the south side) you will turn North (left) on South Airport Road (passing Duncan Aviation) and follow it until it comes to a dead end which you will see BLUFISH Parking Lot with a BLUE Banner. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.


DIRECTIONS FROM M-37

Stay South on M-37. You will cross over Michigan Avenue (Urbandale) and this will turn into N. Helmer Road. This will deadend into Dickman Road. At Dickman Road turn left (East). The next traffic light is Helmer Road and you will turn right (South). Follow this until you come to the Field of Flight Parking Lot JB'S Whiskey Creek North Gate 17. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.

GENERAL PARKING $5.00- PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE PARKING TEAM
FIELD OF FLIGHT OFFICE: 269-962-0592


UPDATES

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BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW AND BALLOON FESTIVAL
W.K. Kellogg Airport
Battle Creek Field of Flight Office 269-962-0592

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE - PARKING & SHUTTLE

Find out about our Shuttle Service Information by clicking on this link.

Handicapped Parking Free Shuttle - Photo by Paul LondonHandicapped Parking with Handicap Sticker or License Plate: Upon entrance to the Parking Lots located off HELMER ROAD, please advise Parking Volunteers that you or someone in the vehicle is handicapped. The Parking Committee will direct you to the designated Handicapped Parking Area. We have a Free Shuttle Service that will run back and forth from the Handicapped Parking area to the main gate.

At the Main Gate, Randy's Mobility Rentals is there to assist! They have Electric Carts that rent for $10.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or maximum $50.00 for the entire day. They have wheelchairs and wagons that rent for $5.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or a maximum of $25.00 per day. Carts can be reserved the day you plan to attend by calling 407-492-2321. You will have to give time of arrival, name and credit card number to reserve your unit.

Parking Committee Volunteers - Photo by Paul LondonPlease remember we are on grass but we do have runways and taxiways that we can use to be mobile on. However, should anyone need any assistance or walking is a burden, simply let the Parking Committee know that you will need our "FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE," and they will call the Shuttle Service Committee for you.

When you are ready to return to your vehicle, simply go to one of the Beverage Tents, back to the Main Entrance or flag down any volunteer on a golf cart and they will call the Shuttle Service.

There will also be wheelchair accessible port-a-jons on the event grounds.