Name of Event: Over The Edge for Special Olympics North Carolina
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 150 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
Description: More than 100 thrill-seekers will get the unique opportunity to rappel a 30-story skyscraper in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 1 while supporting Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Proceeds from the Over The Edge fundraising event will benefit Special Olympics activity in North Carolina. This year’s event in Raleigh will raise more than $100,000, which will contribute to the mission of SONC in cultivating sports opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel. Participant registration is now closed; however, donations can be made to the event, an individual or team online.
Friends, fans and media representatives are encouraged to attend. The public is also encouraged to participate by supporting any registered individual or corporate team fundraiser. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Rappels are scheduled every 15 minutes. The event will take place, even if it is raining, so participants and spectators are encouraged to wear their raincoats, in case there is a need.
The Over The Edge technical staff will make all weather-delay decisions on Oct. 1, so rain delays may impact the schedule.
For media inquiries, contact SONC Director of Communications Madeline Safrit at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)-719-7662 ext. 110.
Official 2022 sponsors of Over The Edge include: Building Sponsor: Highwoods Properties; Rope Sponsors: Relias, North Carolina Medical Society, Crossroads Ford of Apex; Helmet Sponsor: SiteOne Landscape Supply; Harness Sponsors: Triangle YP Civitan Club, North Carolina Knights of Columbus, Alta Benefits, Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities (AViD) at BASF, City Club Raleigh, Community Based Care, Obsidian Solutions; Event Partners: Dunkin’, Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics North Carolina, American Alpine Club; Media Partner: 94.7 QDR.
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.