RGC 2020 CancelledDoug
After careful consideration, the Rio Grande Classic is formally cancelled for our dates of May 22nd to the 25th. While there will be no Top Gun Event held that weekend, if the stay at home instruction is lifted on May 15th, we hope you will all follow the social distancing rules and go out and fly. We might just have an X or two out and announce their locations for your enjoyment and training. All your pilot entrance fees will be refunded along with sponsorships. We want to especially thank Mike Heffron of Unique Motor Sports, Jason Buckner of Brew Lab 101, and Lonnie Carreathers of FireWorx Fire Protection, for their support.
Our final expense for RGC is the new Digitools and we are having a raffle. Tickets are $10 and we are going to announce the winner on Monday, May 25th! There are some tickets available still at: https://www.riograndeclassic.org/product/rio-grande-classic-fundraiser_raffle/. Some of our RGC Pilots have requested their entrance fees be turned into raffle tickets. We are incredibly grateful for this showing of solidarity and support to the club. If any of you would like to convert all or part of your RGC fee, please reply to this email. Otherwise checks will be issued this week and mailed (this saves the club considerable expense in transaction fees.)
We hope that you understand the decision. We are all ambassadors to the community and need to be seen following the rules for the health and safety of the community. Rest assured every one of us wants to be back in the air and with our balloon family!