The Carson, Ca.-based Goodyear blimp Spirit of America was in the spotlight on Monday when musician/actor Ice Cube and Goodyear teamed up to deliver a special experience for the kids of a Los Angeles-based charity.
Last week, a group of Ice Cube fans created a website called The Good Day Blimp seeking to raise $25,000 to support the work of A Place Called Home, a charity based in South Central Los Angeles, which works to provide a safe, positive, family environment for at-risk youth.
This challenge received national attention following a CNN story and a discussion by Ice Cube during his appearance on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show last week.
Goodyear agreed that this is a great cause and they wanted to make sure this group of kids has a 'Good Day' in two ways: They are flying the Goodyear Blimp over Los Angeles with the message "It's a Good Day" scrolling across the sign in support of the "Good Day Blimp" fundraising effort; and they're giving rides to a group of the kids from "A Place Called Home."
They invited Ice Cube to join them at our Carson, Ca. base on Monday to see the kids off on their flight.In addition, during his Fallon appearance Ice Cube made a personal commitment to ensure that the fundraising campaign reaches its $25,000 goal.