RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Wildwood Elementary School in Edgebrook Area of Chicago on May 15 for Educational Presentation

The RE/MAX hot air balloon visits K-12 schools throughout northern Illinois including the city of Chicago.

CHICAGO - May 1, 2013 – The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 15 visit to Wildwood Elementary School, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave., Chicago, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network.

The RE/MAX balloon has become a nationally recognized corporate symbol since it was created 35 years ago and then combined with the now familiar RE/MAX “Above the Crowd!”® slogan. Today, the balloon enjoys great success in achieving both educational and promotional objectives, appearing frequently at festivals, parades and charity events.

The RE/MAX balloon will be involved in more than 100 educational programs presented by its crew at schools across northern Illinois this year.

Three-hundred-forty-five students at Wildwood school, located in the Wildwood-Edgebrook neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, will learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved, and they will see a demonstration on how the balloon functions.

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. outdoors on the school grounds, weather permitting. The balloon envelope will be inflated with hot air to its full 75-foot height if the program is held outdoors. If the program needs to be moved indoors due to inclement weather, the envelope will be inflated with cold air so that students can walk inside it as part of the educational experience.

About RE/MAX

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

SOURCE RE/MAX

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