Name of Event: Over the Edge for Special Olympics North Carolina
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Wells Fargo Capitol Center, 150 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
Description: Despite many annual event cancellations due to the global health pandemic, the “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) fundraiser will return to Raleigh in October. Safety protocols, as determined by state and local officials, will be strictly followed, as the health of all participants and volunteers is of the utmost importance. Area thrill seekers will get the unique opportunity to rappel the 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center skyscraper in Downtown Raleigh on Oct. 3 while supporting SONC. This year’s event in Raleigh will raise nearly $100,000, which will contribute to the mission of SONC in cultivating sports opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
In order to go Over the Edge, you must be at least 14 years old and weigh between 100 and 300 lbs. If you do not meet these requirements and want to participate, contact Leslie Moyar. Participants must also raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel.
To schedule your Over the Edge rappel, please contact Aaron George via email or at 984-204-0024.
To adhere to safe social distancing guidelines, friends and fans are not encouraged to attend. Instead, the public is encouraged to participate as a rappeller or donate to an individual or corporate team fundraiser. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Rappels are scheduled every 15 minutes.
Over the Edge is being supported by event sponsors: Kane Realty Corporation, Relias, Crossroads Ford of Apex, Pendo, HUB International Limited, 96.1 BBB, The American Alpine Club and Triangle YP Civitan Club.
About Over the Edge
Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe and Australia. Participants are invited to raise funds for a nonprofit in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling over the edge of a local building. Visit Over the Edge at http://overtheedgeglobal.com/.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.