About Shine Virtual Balloon Races
An integral part of Shine’s fundraising initiatives since the early 90s has been sponsored balloon races. We approach 1000s of companies each year asking for their kind support in a fun event that could ultimately win them a choice of prizes!
Over the years, the nature of the event has evolved from actual balloon races to virtual balloon races. We took the step to go virtual due to the detrimental effect real helium filled party balloons were having on the wildlife and environment.
Since its induction in 2009, Shine’s virtual races have gone from strength to strength! You can now decorate your balloon, track its journey and interact vastly on social media to influence your balloon’s journey! These are just a small number of options available to enhance your experience while supporting a great cause!