VININGS, Ga., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 100 folks will rappel from a 22-story building April 21 in the Atlanta area for an event to benefit Special Olympics Georgia. This is the first year of the event and is expected to raise $100,000 for the organization.
Participants raised at least $1,000 for the opportunity to go Over the Edge at The Overlook III, located at The Overlook III 2859 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. Participants are men, women and children 16 years of age and up. The first participant will rappel at 9 a.m.
The event's athlete spokesman Chip Ford continues to collect donations to send him Over the Edge. To donate to Chip's page, click here.
Friday, a media day will be held, media members are invited to contact Amber Mullins if they are interested in covering the event or going Over the Edge. The deadline to register and raise the minimum amount is April 18. Click here for more information about Over the Edge.
Over the Edge is supported by Autotrader.com and Commercial Property Professionals.
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 24,470 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 friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.
SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia