Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club at Horizon Hobby's RC Fest 2019. The Ambrose Family and Chris Dickerson. Horizon Hobby employees pack meals for a local organization to feed families in need. Horizon Hobby employees raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Our mission is to serve as a force for good that supports not only the RC hobbyist community but also our larger global community in times of need.

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Your world. Our community.

Whenever possible, our employees strive to use hobbies as a platform to help and make a difference in people's lives. Hobbies for Good represents all the ways Horizon Hobby invests our time, talents and resources in the community at large.


Giving Back to the Community

Making a difference in people's lives through our commitment to serving and our passion for hobbies.


We believe financial success flows from our core value of servant leadership. Hobbies for Good represents all the ways Horizon Hobby invests our time, talents and resources in the community at large. Our people love to serve others and engage in meaningful causes. They've raised money for cancer research, provided food and shelter for families in need and contributed aid for victims of natural disasters.


Whenever possible, we strive to make a difference by using hobbies as a platform to help people. We regularly donate our products to help charitable organizations raise money for great causes. We send RC aircraft and vehicles overseas so members of our military can have a little fun now and then while serving so far from home. And it's not at all uncommon to find “Horizonites” sharing their passion for hobbies by helping out in schools, youth groups, and clubs.


You see, for us, doing good and doing well go hand in hand. That’s why our employees can be counted on to step up whenever there is a need. They realize they’re part of something bigger than themselves and that makes a difference in people's lives.

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Doing Good within All of Our Communities

Horizon Hobby Hobbies for Good works on several levels to support causes and interests that matter to the RC community and beyond.

Local Communities

  • Horizon employee charitable donation matches
  • Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club
  • East Central Illinois Foodbank

Communities-at-Large

  • National charities aligned with our mission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 29, 2020,

HORIZON HOBBY ANNOUNCES JOSEPH M. AMBROSE ENGINEERING VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND


The Ambrose Family and Chris Dickerson

The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois is the recipient of the $25,000 gift.


Champaign, Illinois — Horizon Hobby is pleased to announce the Joseph M. Ambrose Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund in partnership with The Grainger Foundation and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. The gift of $25,000 was presented through Hobbies for Good, the community outreach charitable giving organization created by Horizon Hobby. The contribution from Hobbies for Good to start this scholarship fund was matched in full by The Grainger Foundation.


“Horizon Hobby and Hobbies for Good’s support is helping turn dreams into realities and passions into possibilities for Grainger Engineers through the Engineering Visionary Scholarship (EVS) Initiative,” said Rashid Bashir, Dean, The Grainger College of Engineering. “Their commitment to the EVS Initiative has contributed to our success in attracting and retaining a talented and diverse student body, has helped reduce student debt load, and has increased access to education for the next generation of leaders in engineering.”


In 2012, The Grainger Foundation and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois launched an initiative to raise $100 million in endowment support with a special emphasis on unrestricted scholarships. The Initiative allows the college to provide students with larger, renewable scholarships that can transform the students’ undergraduate experience. Engineering Visionary Scholarships enable students to focus on academics and co-curricular activities that enrich their collegiate experience and their professional development.


The Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative has since paved the way for hundreds of deserving students to make their dreams of becoming an engineer a reality.


“As president and CEO of Horizon Hobby for more than a decade, Joe was an incredible ambassador for innovation and creative thinking,” said Chris Dickerson, President of Horizon Hobby. “Choosing to honor Joe’s memory by supporting students interested in studying engineering at Illinois makes perfect sense. He always saw the future of radio control through the engineers and designers in product development, and this scholarship fund recognizes that commitment.”


As part of The Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative, the Joseph M. Ambrose Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund is available for anyone to help keep the scholarship active in perpetuity. For more information, visit The Grainger College of Engineering at https://grainger.illinois.edu.

The Undisputed Leader in Radio Control

Since opening its doors in 1985, Horizon Hobby, LLC has become the undisputed leader in radio control products and accessories. Forging relationships with hobby manufacturers, retailers and consumers from around the world, the company features the best brands in the industry recognized by radio control enthusiasts everywhere plus unbeatable customer service and support. With nearly 400 employees around the globe, Horizon Hobby is an international company with locations in the United States, China, and Germany. The main headquarters is located in Champaign, Illinois.

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Special Edition Products

Horizon donates a portion of the proceeds from Special or Limited Edition products to Hobbies for Good. One example is the recently released Losi® 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Mini-T.

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With your purchase of the Losi® Mini-T® 2.0 40th Anniversary Edition, 10% will be donated to Hobbies for Good

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