Someone I met at the Maker Faire (Dean) is doing this event in San Jose this coming August, and it looks way cool. I will be in Europe for all of August, but I thought maybe there would be some NB folks who may want to put together a booth.<BR>
Please see the email about the event, below.<BR>
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<TD>**Hi - Free Booth Space - Take Flight for Kids San Jose - August 8 2009</TD></TR>
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<TD>Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:00:40 -0600</TD></TR>
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<TD><A class=EC_moz-txt-link-abbreviated href="mailto:mitch@CornfieldElectronics.com">mitch@CornfieldElectronics.com</A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><BR><BR><PRE>Hi!
I saw Hack Cool Things with Microcontrollers! at M*ker F*ire in San Mateo a few weeks ago and I found your contact info on the website. My apologies if you are not the right person, but I'm not sure whom to contact. I figured I'd toss another invitation your way to the fun-est August festival in Northern California: 'Take Flight for Kids' at San Jose Reid Hillview Airport Saturday August 8, 2009, 9am-5pm.
Take Flight is a hugely popular flying festival series at Northern California airports. We recruit up to 100 volunteer pilots of small airplanes and helicopters, and provide free flights for about 750-1000 young people with disabilities, at risk youth, homeless kids, foster kids, etc. Most of the kids get to take controls of the plane during their 30 minute flights, to experience the empowerment of being in absolute control of a complex flying machine.
We host simultaneous huge festivals at the airports, with 4000-5000 attendees expected to enjoy a fun day of hands on stuff. The emphasis is on hands on STEM science/tech/engineering/math, pretty much precisely what M*ker F*ire is all about, just with a huge kids-fly-free component added. 200+ nonprofit agencies are expected to join us on August 8 and party with the crowds. We expect up to 4000 people to join us for the festival, making this the biggest aviation-based STEM science/technology/engineering/math festival in the Bay Area.
Everything is FREE to all attendees, all volunteers, and all nonprofits/vendors get FREE BOOTH SPACE! Free admission, free parking, free BBQ at noon, free airplane rides to kids 8-17 years old (must be pre-registered online), free live entertainment, petting zoos, hot air balloon rides, helicopters, radio controlled aircraft, model rockets, science experiments, games, rides, fun, fun, FUN!
To reserve a (free) booth in this hottest gig in town, all you have to do is RSVP online. We'll take care of the rest:
<A class=EC_moz-txt-link-freetext href="http://www.takeflightforkids.com/vendor.htm">http://www.takeflightforkids.com/vendor.htm</A>
For more info, check the website:
<A class=EC_moz-txt-link-freetext href="http://www.takeflightforkids.com/">http://www.takeflightforkids.com</A>
Do me a favor and spread the word about free booth space. Lots of spam filters automatically delete my emails, so if a colleague in another group might like to host a (free) booth, please forward this email and invite them to join us. The more the merrier!
I hope you can join us on August 8!
Take Flight for Kids, etc
PS If you can join us, you will be in good company. Here's the partial list of exhibitors, with more signing on every day:
New for 2009: Bay Area Outreach And Recreation Program, Breathe California Of The Bay Area, Buddha Gouda Productions, Canine Companions For Independence, Child Quest International, City Of San Jose, Cmbsweets, Council District 8, Dean Is Testing, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Dave Cortese, Developmental Spectrums, Enchanted Classroom, Friends Outside In Santa Clara County, High Achievement, Hope Services, Ifly Sf Bay - Indoor Skydiving, Jeena, Kendon Candies, Lucid Dawn Designs, Miceli Financial Partners Special Care Planning Team, Nami Santa Clara County, Nasa Ames Research Center, Next Door Solutions To Domestic Violence, Northwest Ymca, Parti Program, Raise Your Score, Rebekah Children's Services, San Jose Public Library, Sea Pony, Single Vaccine Alternative, St. Clair Aeronauts, Svilc, The Bay School, The Paper Airplane Guy, The Riekes Center For Human Enhancement, The Sensory Center, Theautspot.Com, Veronica's Art Of Dance
Returning from 2008: A Schmahl Science Workshop, A Special Nanny, A Tool Shed - Generator rental, Abilities United, Access Northern California, AchieveKids, ACM Aviation, Adopt A Special Kid (AASK), AllARTstudio, Alum Rock Counseling Center ARCC, American Diabetes Association, American Medical Response AMR Ambulance -- San Jose, American Red Cross -- Santa Clara Valley Chapter, Angels on Stage, Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr , Autism Speaks, Avista Rentals - PA System, Axis Dance Company, Bay Area Parent, BBOYs Break Dancing, Bill Wilson Center, Books Aloud, Bridge School, Buckelew Program, California Dictionary Project, Camp Krem of Santa Cruz, Canine Companions for Independence CCI, Catalyst for Youth, Center for Autism and Related Disorders Inc - CARD, Cisco Systems Volunteers, City of San Jose, City of San Jose Office of Therapeutic Services - OTS, Civil Air Patrol CAP Squadron 36 - John J. Montgomery Memorial Cadet Squadron , Civil Air Patrol CAP Squadron 80 - Reid Hillvie
w Airport, Community Resources for Science - CRS, Cops Care Cancer Foundation, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc - DREDF, Eastridge Little League Association, EMQ Children and Family Services - Addiction Prevention Program, Enterprise Car Rental - RHV, Experimental Aircraft Association EAA Chapter 62 - RHV, Far West Wheelchair Sports, Fire Safe Council, First Five Kids, Friends of Children with Special Needs - FCSN, Friends of China General Aviation, For Pits' Sake, Furry Friends Rescue, Golden Gate Helicopters - San Carlos, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ham Radio of NVIDIA, Heart of Chaos / Heart of Kids, Hiller Aviation & Museum, Home Depot East San Jose #6672, Hope Flight Foundation, Industry Initiatives for Science & Math Education, Jeena Inc, Judge Katherine Lucero, Kiwanis Club of San Jose, KTVU TV Channel 2, Leontis JumpNParty Jumpers, Make A Wish Foundation, Marthas Kitchen, Mayor Chuck Reed - San Jose, McDonald's - Tully Rd., MetDESK of MetLife,
L. Dworkin and Associates, Milpitas High School Best Buddies, Mobility
Specialists, Morgan Autism Center, Mountain Charlie Chapter 185 E Clampus Vitus ECV, NAMI Santa Clara County, National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy - NCEFT, NVIDIA, One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding, Organization of Special Needs Families - OSF, PACE Pacific Autism Center for Education, Pampered Chef, Parents Helping Parents (PHP), Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services, Reid Hillview Airport RHV Pilots Association, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, San Jose Fire Department - Public Education Office, San Jose Fuel at Reid Hillview Airport, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Parks & Recreation, San Jose Police Helicopter, San Jose Public Library, San Jose South Bay Wheelchair Athletic Program Office of Therapeutic Services, Santa Clara County 4-H, Santa Clara Couty Roads and Airports Department, Shared Adventures, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) - San Jose, SJSU Department of Aviation , Solar Cookers International - SCI, South Bay Soaring Soci
Spina Bifida Association of the Bay Area, Stuart Rental Company - Tables & Chairs, The Flying Doctors - Los Medicos Voladores - South Bay Chapter, The Morgan Autism Center, The Ninety-Nines - Santa Clara Valley Chapter, The Tech Museum of San Jose, Town Cats Feline Rescue and Adoption, Tradewinds Aviation, U.S. Tennis Association USTA - Wheelchair Tennis, UHaul - Cargo Van rental, USS Hornet Museum, Valley Medical Center Foundation - VMC, Virginia Community Center - Hip Hop, Vivian De Jesus - Clown, VMC Reach Out and Read, WeissComm Public Relations, Women in Aviation - SFBA, Zumba Dance