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 Kinnie Gibson Fellowship Award


Kinnie Gibson was a lifelong balloonist who was extremely grateful for the community of balloonists. He asked that his legacy honor that spirit of community and fellowship. This award given at the award ceremony of the US Nationals honors a person that furthers the spirit of fellowship in our community.

The recipient receives a trophy, $500 awarded to the BFA on their behalf and $500 awarded to the charity of their choice.

Submissions of worthy candidates in the competitive ballooning community along with a short bio can be send to Kinnie Gibson Fellowship Award coordinator Gary Heavin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2021 - Andy Baird

2019- Maury & Lynn Sullivan

2018 - Jason Jones

2017 - Ken Draughn

2016 - Bill Bussey

2015 - Sandy Graf