Over the Edge
Special Olympics Massachusetts is taking fundraising to new heights! Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely safe environment. Limited to the first 160 participants, individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 and can solicit donations from family, friends and co-workers through our Over the Edge fundraising page.
There is no experience or prior training needed in order to register. The Over the Edge staff consists of a team of experts who possess an outstanding safety record, and who provide the technical expertise, training and equipment needed for the event. The Hyatt Regency in Boston will host this annual event on July 18, 2015. At 22 stories up, participants will have the distinction of rappelling over 200 feet! If you are a thrill seeker or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss.
First brought to Boston in 2011, Over the Edge has raised over $650,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts. Special Olympics athlete Matt Millett went over in 2012 and said, “It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
Photos from the 2015 Event:
Friday, July 17th
Saturday, July 18th
Who Can Go Over the Edge?
Anyone who has the guts and can raise a minimum of $1,000 can rappel. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds. There is no age limit to participate
Too scared to go yourself, how about “Tossing the Boss”?
By raising $5,000 or more, employees will have the ability to “Toss the Boss”, however if the minimum amount is not raised by then, watch out, the boss gets to choose who to toss Over the Edge.