More than 90 ‘edgers’ to rappel 17 stories as part of 13th ‘Over the Edge’ fundraiser 

Terry RogersHeadlines, Milford Headline Story, Sports

Edgers rappel down a building to raise funds for Special Olympics (Photo courtesy of Special Olympics)

Over the Edge is the state’s only rappelling fundraising event of its kind. On Thursday, May 9, more than 90 people from across the state rappeled 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,100 in order to participate. “Edgers” are supporters of Special Olympics Delaware who either play a role in the organization or are related to, or friends with, someone who cares about the cause. The event is streamed live on the Special Olympics Delaware YouTube channel. In its 12-year history, more than $1.5 million has been raised for Special Olympics Delaware.

“This is another one of our unique fundraising events we do that has captured the interest of our community and even reached beyond,” said David Halley, President & CEO of Special Olympics Delaware. “Certainly, the thrill is part of the attraction, but 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.”

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