People will be “Going over the edge” today at the PNC Building in Wilmington

Feel like rappelling 17 stories? You can do that tomorrow at the PNC Bank at 300 Delaware Avenue starting at 9:00 a.m., and Delaware Newsline will be providing live coverage of the event dubbed, “Over the Edge”

WILMINGTON (DE): Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event — and the only one of its kind in Delaware — allowing colleagues or friends the opportunity to raise money and “send” yourself or a friend, or a boss or colleague, rappelling 17 stories (222 feet) “Over the Edge” of a building to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Delaware.

Over the Edge Parking

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.

Nancy Johnson of the WSTW Wakeup Crew will be the first of 90 adults from across the state who will rappel 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington, beginning at 8:50 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Shelley Tracy takes on the Over the Edge in 2017

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 the fourth straight year, we (Special Olympics) are streaming the event live on the Internet so anyone anywhere in the world can watch YOU Go Over the Edge.

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