Chicago, IL, August 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit Christian Ebinger Elementary School, 7350 W. Pratt Ave., in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood on Sept. 3.
The 700 students and staff members at the school will not only have a chance to view the balloon at close range and see how it functions, but they will also learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. on the school grounds. The balloon envelope will be inflated with hot air to its full 75-foot height if the program is held outdoors. If the program needs to be moved indoors due to inclement weather, the envelope will be inflated with cold air so that students can walk inside it as part of the educational experience.
Since its creation 36 years ago, the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon has become an internationally recognized corporate symbol, especially in combination with the classic RE/MAX “Above the Crowd!”® slogan. In addition to visiting area schools, the RE/MAX balloon appears frequently at festivals, parades and charity events and in the skies of northern Illinois.
A “cold-air” version of the RE/MAX Soaring Home Balloon will also be displayed. A special-shaped inflatable balloon, complete with children and pets, it has become a crowd favorite since being introduced a few years ago.
Each year the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon is involved in numerous educational programs presented by its crew at schools throughout northern Illinois.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app and www.illinoisproperty.com provide comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.