Special Olympics Illinois Goes Airborn

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Special Olympics Illinois has partnered with a Chicago area drone photography company.

Special Olympics Illinois is taking a new look at the finish line. The organization will utilize drone aircraft to capture fresh views of competitors, spectators and various events organized by Special Olympics Illinois.

Airborn Media, a North Suburban start-up, will partner with Special Olympics Illinois to provide the aerial photography and showcase its approach to the debate on drones, their team of highly trained drone pilots, engineers and media experts and how the unmanned aircrafts can be used safely.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Special Olympics Illinois and share our expertise and the latest technology to help tell the story of the brave and inspiring athletes,” said Airborn Media co-founder Brendan Stewart.

Peter Spero is a licensed pilot who co-founded Airborn Media in 2014. The company opened its doors as the dispute over public use of drone aircraft heated up. As pilots, Spero and Stewart offer a different perspective and understanding on the issue of drone use. The company provides panoramic aerial cinematography and creative custom productions for organizations like Special Olympics Illinois, municipalities and private companies. Spero says our goal at Airborn Media is to help organizations and the public understand the full potential of safely, expertly operated drone aircraft.

"The images captured will provide a whole new perspective of our events and will be a great asset to our media library, said Corinne Zollars, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at Special Olympics Illinois. “We are so grateful for their efforts and thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative organization."

For more information about Airborn Media visit its website at http://www.airbornmedia.net

About Special Olympics Illinois:
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 traditional athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at http://www.soill.org.

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