Special Olympics seeks participants for ‘Over the Edge’ fundraiser

Special Olympics Wisconsin is seeking participants for its second annual Over the Edge fundraiser which will take place in October here in Milwaukee.  Participants in the fundraiser will have a chance to rappel down the side of The City Center building at 735 N. Water Street.
“We’re thrilled that Over the Edge is returning to Milwaukee for its second year and we look forward to building on last year’s momentum,” said Dennis Alldridge, president of Special Olympics Wisconsin. “Fundraisers like Over the Edge Milwaukee help support the training and competition for our Special Olympics athletes.”
Participants interested in repelling down the building are asked to raise a minimum of $1,500 in donations for Special Olympics. With help from professional staff, participants will descend 17 stories down the side of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Special Olympics Wisconsin provides persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition and serves nearly 10,000 athletes in 189 communities across Wisconsin.
“The Special Olympics staff is looking forward to sharing our excitement for this event with the city of Milwaukee,” Alldridge said. “We invite everyone to come down to The City Center to support the ‘edgers’ and take part in the day’s festivities.”
If you are interested in participating in the Over the Edge event visit www.specialolympicswisconsin.org for more information. Check out the BizTimes Milwaukee video from last year’s event, when BizTimes reporter Alysha Schertz went ‘over the edge’ for the cause and find more information on the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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