RALEIGH, NC – Superpowers or not, adventure seekers have the opportunity to rappel Raleigh’s 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center and be a superhero for Special Olympics North Carolina.
Over the Edge will deliver high-flyers an extreme descent plus scenic and historic views from the heart of North Carolina’s capital city on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Registration is now open at www.overtheedgenc.com.
“We expect about 200 superheroes,” said Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO Special Olympics North Carolina. “Each person raises $1,000 or more from family, friends, customers, co-workers, or companies. Prime-time slots are picked by the quickest fundraisers, and we make that easier and fun by providing a web page to each participant.”
“Some employees will raise money to send their boss Over the Edge,” said Fishburne. “This year, we might even see a few brave local celebrities step over the edge.”
“We thank the many people and sponsoring companies for making Over the Edge such a great success each year,” said Fishburne. “These funds allow us to empower people with intellectual disabilities by giving them opportunities for training, success, and self-esteem in sports – building life skills and lasting relationships.”
Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state, according to Fishburne.
Over the Edge netted $177,000 in 2015. Raleigh sponsors included Spectrum Properties, Sport Clips, Cafe Carolina, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and Hub International/RPG Solutions. 2016’s top fundraiser will receive an extended weekend mini-vacation from Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach.
No climbing or rappelling experience is required and Over the Edge will provide rope access experts and veteran adventure professionals. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age.
Spectrum Properties contributes the use of the landmark Wells Fargo Capitol Center to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.
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Special Olympics North Carolina