Sports Corp Partners with Rainbow Ryders to Produce Labor Day Lift Off

Sports Corp Partners with Rainbow Ryders to Produce Labor Day Lift Off



Colorado Springs, CO - March 16, 2015 - Hot Apple Productions, in affiliation with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co., the country's largest hot air ballooning company, announces its partnership with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (The Sports Corp) to produce the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off hot air balloon rally. 




Joining the team is Brianna Goodwin, who will work not only with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off event but other key events for The Sports Corp. Prior to joining The Sports Corp, Brianna was the Special Event Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs. 

"We are thrilled to be working with Hot Apple Productions and the Rainbow Ryders team to make the 2015 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off a spectacular event," said Tom Osborne, President & CEO of the Sports Corp. "Hot Apple Productions and Rainbow Ryders brings three decades of hot air ballooning to the event, and our team brings the expertise for local event management."


A "Meet the Team" event is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at the Hotel Elegante (2886 S. Circle Drive). Prospective sponsors, vendors and concessionaires are welcome to attend. At 6:30 p.m., there will be an information session for balloon pilots, crew and volunteers.


About Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co.

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. has been in business for 31 years, and is the largest commercial hot air balloon operator in the United States, with offices in Phoenix and Albuquerque. Rainbow Ryders' pilots have flown in 45 states and managed events in Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico and have over 180 years combined experience. To date, Rainbow Ryders have flown over 220,000 passengers.  In addition to producing the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. is also the official hot air balloon ride vendor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest hot air balloon festival. 


About the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.

Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that was created in 1978 as the United States Olympic Committee relocated from New York City to Colorado Springs and staged its inaugural National Sports Festival, and later the Olympic Sports Festival, at the foot of Pikes Peak.  Since then, "The Sports Corp" has grown and prospered over three decades to become a driving force in the agenda for amateur and Olympic sport. The Sports Corp plays a strong role in bringing city and civic leaders together with some of the nation's premier sporting organizations and events which include but are not limited to: the United States Olympic Committee, national and international sports organizations, the Rocky Mountain State Games, State Games of America, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Warrior Games, USGA Senior Open, NORCECA Volleyball World Championship Qualifier, USA Pro Challenge, USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships, and many other high profile events. 


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