GlobalAir.com, Eagle Aviation to host
WHAS Crusade for Children fundraiser
Aviation Poker Run Saturday June 26 at Bowman Field
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pilots, aviation enthusiasts and those simply looking for a fun time are invited to attend the WHAS Crusade for Children Aviation Poker Run, presented by GlobalAir.com and Eagle Aviation.
Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday June 26, following a pancake breakfast for pilots.
Planes will fly out of Bowman Field (KLOU), making stops throughout north-central Kentucky at airports in Frankfort (KFFT), Lebanon (K6I2), Bardstown (KBRY) and Elizabethtown (KEKX) before returning to Louisville.
At each stop, pilots will pick up playing cards, with the best hands to win prizes. Entry fees and proceeds from the events will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children, a Kentucky-based charity that benefits area special-needs children.
Earlier this month, the Crusade’s 57th annual fund-raising drive and telethon raised more than $5.3 million, all of which goes back into the communities from where it was raised. The Crusade has improved the lives of millions of children in Kentucky and southern Indiana since its inception in 1954.
As pilots return to Bowman Field at noon, a spaghetti lunch will be served at the Aero Club of Louisville, located at the airport. Other festivities include airplane rides, a performance by the country-rock band Edgewood, a Monte Carlo fundraiser and kids’ activities, including an inflatable bouncing gym, dunking booth and paper airplane competition.
A raffle also will be held Saturday at the Aero Club. Prizes include autographed memorabilia from University of Louisville coaches Rick Pitino and Charlie Strong, a flight around the city from Classic Biplane Tours, free tech support from Robinson Technical & Financial Management Services, tickets to the Alley Theater’s upcoming production of “Point Break Live,” plus sightseeing flights and a complete flight lesson from Eagle Aviation, among other prizes.
Those wanting to register for the aviation poker run, wanting to purchase lunch tickets or wanting to donate to the Crusade can do so at http://www.globalair.com/pokerrun. News media planning to attend the event can contact Josh Coffman by phone at (502) 456-3934 or (502) 619-4195.
About the WHAS Crusade for Children
The WHAS Crusade for Children was founded in 1954 to help children with special needs. Donors have raised more than $138 million since its inception. The cause benefits 120 counties in Kentucky and more than 50 counties in southern Indiana. Many area schools, hospitals and agencies receive support for special-needs children thanks to the Crusade. Find more information at http://www.whascrusade.org.
About Eagle Aviation
Eagle Aviation is a flight school offering training for private and commercial pilot licenses, based at Bowman Field in Louisville, Ky. For more information on the services offered, visit http://www.goeagleaviation.com.
Launched in 1995, GlobalAir.com is one of the largest aviation Web sites on the Internet. It provides aircraft-for-sale listings, FBO fuel prices and flight data for regional airlines, business jets and general aviation. It keeps the aircraft community connected.
Based in Louisville, Ky., the site averages more than 2.3 million page views each month. Its services include its Airport Resource Center, available at GlobalAir.com/airport, aircraft fuel-route mapping through its Max-Trax system, at AirportFuelPrices.com, and aircraft leasing and sales through its Aircraft Exchange, at GlobalAir.com/aircraft_for_sale.
To get more information on the WHAS Crusade for Children Poker Run or to schedule an interview, please contact Josh Coffman by phone at (888) 236-4309 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find additional press releases online at globalair.com/press/press.aspx.Get real-time updates by following us at blog.globalair.com, twitter.com/globalair and facebook.com/globalair.com.