“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.
WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Over the Edge, sponsored by Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service, is the state’s only rappelling fundraising event of its kind. And after a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Over The Edge will be the first Special Olympics event to re-launch.
On Thursday, May 13, more than 70 people 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.
Not everyone gets to repel 17 stories from the PNC Building
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 nine-year history, more than $1.3 million 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.