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4th Annual Go Fly a Kite

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Join us for the 4th Annual Go Fly a Kite event as area residents attempt to break Wheaton’s record of 843 kites in the air simultaneously. The event will be held at Graf Park, located on Manchester Road in Wheaton.

 

This is a FREE event!
Bring your own kite, or purchase a kite from Gift of Wings, who will have a booth at the event. Other community vendors will be present and our concession stand will be open.

Special Guest

This year’s special guest will be Connor Doran. Connor finished in the top 12 of America’s Got Talent in 2010! He was invited to audition for the show after producers saw him fly his indoor Revolution Kite on video. After his success on the show, Connor’s was asked to be the keynote speaker and fly his kites at the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington DC.  He developed the Dare to Dream Team to support Epilepsy Awareness and raised money to support the National Epilepsy Foundation. Connor speaks to people of all ages about his journey and his struggles.  His Dare to Dream motto, Overcoming Life’s Obstacles, is a key point that he shares to motivate others to believe in themselves and strive to be everything they can be.  Connor speaks out against bullying and helps others gain a voice to speak out for themselves and others. 

 

Other Event Highlights

Back again by popular demand we will have the Kid’s Mad Dash and the Candy Drop, FREE Kite Making and kite demonstrations by the Chicago Fire Kite Team. The Chicago Fire Kite Team is a 3-6 member team that was formed by Eric Wolff in 1986 in Chicago, IL. The team recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. It is the longest running competitive sport team in the United States.  The Fire is the number one Kite Flying team in the United States and flies in events and competitions all over the world. The Fire flies precision and ballet routines with dual line sport kites to music.  

Grand Launch

Our Grand Launch is scheduled for 11:30am.

Register
To register, please print this registration form and bring it with you the day of the event. This is a free event; however, we need to count our participants to see if we can beat Wheaton’s current record.

Parking
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Volunteers
The Go Fly a Kite Committee is seeking volunteers, to help with registration, field set-up, and parking. Please contact Cathy Hetrick at chetrick@wheatonparks.org or at 630-510-4986 if you are interested in volunteering.

Questions
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Hetrick at chetrick@wheatonparks.org or at 630-510-4986.

Sponsors
The Wheaton Park District is very grateful for all sponsors and partners.

Event Sponsors: Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet, Wheaton Eye Clinic
Media Sponsors: KLOVE Radio
Event Partners: The City of Wheaton, Fast Teks On-Site Computer Services, Gift of Wings, Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and Superstar Karate

Go Fly a Kite is now part of the “TOUR de KITES."
For more information, please visit www.giftofwings.com.

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