Annual Balloon Festival benefiting The Public Education Foundation
Southern Hills Hospital, Vegas Balloon Rides, Greenspun Media, Davis Amusements Cascadia, Silverton Casino Hotel, Findlay Chevrolet and Mix 94.1 are proud to bring back the Balloon Festival to Southern Nevada. Southern Hills Hospital hosts the Balloon Festival, a community event that has grown larger each year. Along with hot air balloon morning launches and passenger rides, there will be tethered balloon rides, kids’ arts and crafts activities, evening glow shows, amusement rides and carnival games. On Saturday, Oct. 21, a health fair will feature a Southern Hills’ Kangaroo Heart Clinic for kids, and community health partners including massage, flu shots, blood pressure checks and more!
The fundraising event benefits Nevada high school students interested in the healthcare field through the Southern Hills Hospital High School to Healthcare Scholarship program and The Public Education Foundation. Thanks to sponsor and vendor support, Southern Hills Hospital has awarded $84,000 to 21 Nevada high school seniors since 2014. The students receive $1,000 per year for four years toward their college education.
Special thanks to Gold Sponsors: ATM Electric, Coldwell Banker, Hospitality Renovation Services; and Silver Sponsors: Brown & Brown Insurance Nevada, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, HSS Security, MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital.
The Balloon Festival is free to attend unless otherwise noted, and the daily event schedule varies (weather permitting). For details, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 20 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Schedule varies daily; info subject to change; event is weather dependent.
WHERE: Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148
OTHER: To arrange media rides and/or interviews, contact Joyce Goedeke at 702.290.8991 or Joyce.Goedeke@HCAHealthcare.com.
To schedule a hot air balloon ride during the Balloon Festival, visit VegasBalloonRides.com and or call Vegas Balloon Rides at 702.553.3039. Balloon passenger rides are specially discounted for the event at $200/person.
MEDIA Joyce Goedeke, Vice President of Marketing/ Public Relations, Southern Hills Hospital
CONTACT: 702.290.8991 or Joyce.Goedeke@HCAHealthcare.com. (# # #)
About Southern Hills Hospital
Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services with two ER locations, a behavioral health program, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging, oncology and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.
In 2016, Southern Hills Hospital opened a second emergency room called ER at The Lakes, a full service emergency room that is just four miles north of the main hospital campus. This hospital-based ER is the first of its kind in Nevada. In 2017, Southern Hills Hospital added a newly created Graduate Medical Education program with its inaugural class in Family Medicine. Additionally, Southern Hills Hospital is building an 80-bed psychiatric facility that will treat adolescents through adults, expected to open in 2018. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148