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Awesome in Action and Dream Catcher Balloon!

Thanks to the amazing work of Captain Crystal and her assistant Stacy, Nick was able to fulfill a long time dream of going up in an adapted hot air balloon in beautiful Wyoming!

Dream Catcher Balloon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to give balloon rides in an adapted 2 seat custom built “basket” that allows those with mobility challenges or other concerns to fly! Dream Catcher and Captain Crystal work with people of different abilities, veterans, seniors, and anyone looking to have their dream flight. Captain Crystal is an amazing person and Nick’s flight has been several years in the making!

It was an early day, and tensions were high. Would the wind pick up? Would Nick get to fly? After waking up at 5AM Nick watched out the window while Captain Crystal and the team of volunteers including Nick’s family and friends set up the balloon. At about 6:30AM Captain Crystal gave Nick the OK to get down to the launch area and it was on!

Nick got to ride in the balloon twice, and was so excited. He spun around and looked at the beautiful views of the Snowy Range Mountains and the lake while waving his arms in the air and looking down to his cheering family and friends. His favorite part was looking at the horizon!

Events like these give people like Nick who have different abilities the chance to experience things they may not otherwise get to do.

It’s so important to Nick and his team to make connections with other non-profits looking to spread awareness and inclusivity, and we are proud friends of Captain Crystal and the Dream Catcher Balloon team.

To check out more about Dream Catcher Balloon find them on Facebook or at their website.

Nick can’t wait for his next adventure!

Awesome in Action is Looking for Sponsors

Awesome in Action is a non-profit organization, which means it is funded solely by contributions from the community. We raise money through online fundraisers, direct in-person contributions, corporate contributions, and programs like Amazon Smile.

Shop online using the website: http://www.smile.amazon.com and choose Awesome in Action as the nonprofit you would like to contribute to!

Raising money for any non-profit is a lot of work, and with Nick’s small (but dedicated) team, it can be really difficult to focus on this aspect of his business.

High Plains School Wide Assembly. Spread the Word to End the Word.

The purpose of this post is to reach out globally to individuals and organizations in the community about sponsoring Awesome in Action with larger or monthly contributions.

What Level of Sponsorship can you provide?

Nick is hoping to publish his second children’s book next year, but to do so, he has to raise a substantial amount of money to cover the costs. We expect the total remaining cost to publish the book to be between $4,000-5,000.

Here is a sneak peek of some illustrations from Nick’s book that is awaiting publishing!

If you know of an individual or organization that may be willing to sponsor specific presentations, events, or Nick’s second book, please contact us at:

nick@awesomeinaction.org or via the Awesome in Action Facebook page.

T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. Author Visit.

We would be happy to send a copy of Awesome in Action’s informational flyer via email!

Northern Colorado Home School Association. Walk in My Shoes.

Sponsors would be included in marketing materials as well as be featured here on Nick’s website and his social media if they wish.

University Schools of Greeley. Writer’s Workshop.

With the funds that we raise, Awesome in Action can not only produce a new book reflecting a hero using adaptive equipment, but also provide inspiration for acceptance of individuals of any and all abilities. Become a sponsor today, and….

Together we can work to spark a shift in the way we view abilities!

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