VININGS, Ga., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 6th Annual Over the Edge event, which is set to take place at Overlook III in Vinings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Raising funds to support the organization's more than 27,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide an adrenaline rush for a good cause to 70-plus participants as they rappel from the 22-story building. The event is expected to raise more than $100,000 in support of Special Olympics Georgia athletes' year-round training and competitions.
"We have enjoyed great success in past years with our annual Over the Edge event and are thrilled to host the 2017 event at Overlook III," said Meghan Daves, communications and marketing director at Special Olympics Georgia. "We look forward to continuing to create unique and exciting ways for our supporters to step out of their comfort zones and connect with our athletes."
Local residents and Special Olympics fans can come out and cheer on participants throughout the day at Overlook III, located at 2859 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339. Star 94.1 FM will be on hand as will Cox Enterprises, dirt bike racer Mason Massey and others, both to participate and to provide an exciting array of activities including music, games, food and more.
Special Olympics Georgia's 6th Annual Over the Edge is presented by Cox Enterprises. Over the Edge is proudly sponsored by building sponsor, the Goddard Investment Group, LLC, with rope sponsors, Dragon Con and Knights of Columbus St. Peter Council 13217 and edger sponsors, Jabian Consulting, Good 2 Grow and Modern Provisions.
About Special Olympics Georgia
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 27,110 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.
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SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia