Last year, the event had 49 corporate sponsors and nine corporate booth sponsors, Pearce said. He said the Ohio Challenge typically attracts 20,000 to 30,000 visitors for the two-day event. The economic impact is $1.5 million to the city of Middletown, officials said.
“We would like to recognize our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, balloon pilots, skydivers, and the public for your commitment to the event over the past 18 years,” he said. “It is your enthusiasm and love for the event that drives us to provide the most memorable experience possible year after year.”