811 Balloon

National Safe Digging Month will kick off with the launch of the new 811 Hot Air Balloon presented by http://coxusi.com/ on April 1st. The 811 Balloon will travel across the country raising awareness about underground damage prevention. CGA Members will have the opportunity to book the Balloon for an appearance at their event. The 811 Balloon is on a dedicated path and timeline. Although weather will be a contributing factor to its appearances; every effort will be made to accommodate requests.


811 Balloon Event Overview & Support Materials
811 Balloon Request Form

Click to complete the 811 Balloon request form.  Once complete, you can expect to receive follow-up communication from CGA staff within 10 business days.

Collaborative Opportunity: Help get the 811 message out to millions. Help sponsor the 811 Balloon.

Balloon Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to most of your questions about hosting the 811 Hot Air Balloon in this handy document, which is updated frequently. If you have additional questions, please email Khrysanne Kerr at kerr@commongroundalliance.com

Insurance Policies

Both Cox Utility Services and CGA have secured insurance to cover the 811 Hot Air Balloon's flight across the country this digging season. 

Waiver of Liability

Updated August 2017.

Media materials

A template press release and media advisory can be customized to promote your 811 Hot Air Balloon event. One version is available for organizations hosting an event during April (National Safe Digging Month), while the other can be used anytime this digging season. A media fact sheet is also available.

Balloon logos

Please use these approved 811 Hot Air Balloon logos on any materials you produce promoting the balloon appearance. 

Balloon Banner Specs
811 Hot Air Balloon Videos

The 811 Hot Air Balloon Tour is well underway! Check out these videos from the 811 Hot Air Balloon's stops.  

811 Balloon Route Map


The CGA 811 logo(s) are protected by federal trademark and copyright protections, and the CGA has an obligation to protect the integrity of these marks. The graphic standards manual provides specific instructions on proper use of the logo. Keeping the logo consistent and within the standards is paramount to building a brand that will be identifiable and understandable to those who intend to dig.  While the CGA welcomes the use of the 811 logo(s) for publication and promotional purposes in furtherance of the mission of the CGA, the 811 logo(s) are made available solely under the conditions of the Terms of Use. Please review the “811 Logo Terms of Use” found on page 11 of this document prior to downloading and using the mark.