Wilmington – Over the Edge, sponsored by TD Bank, Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service, is the state’s only rappelling fundraising event of its kind.
Ninety adults from across the state will rappel 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,100 in order to participate. “Edgers” include volunteers of the organization, family members, friends, and for the fourth consecutive year, a Special Olympics athlete. The event is being streamed live on the internet for the fifth consecutive year. In its seven-year history, more than $896,000 has been raised for Special Olympics Delaware.
“This is one of those unique events we do that has just seemed to capture the interest of our community,” said Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware. “While we know the thrill is part of the attraction, we are also told by many that their inspiration to take on such a daring feat comes from our athletes themselves, who inspire us every single day.”
For more information on the event, visit the Special Olympics Delaware Over the Edge website at www.sode.org. For more information on the Over the Edge company, including video coverage of a recent event, visit www.overtheedgeusa.com.