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FAQ

Minimum Age Requirement:

Anyone can participate in an Over The Edge event. People in their 80s and 90s rappel! The only restriction is that anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian signature on the legal waiver.

Weight Requirement:

Over The Edge’s equipment safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 lbs in order to safely rappel.

Do I need to have experience to participate?

Not at all! I’ve included a document provided by Over The Edge on what to expect on event day! This document will tell you everything you need to know about the process from registration to the roof and back down again!

Fundraising Minimum:

$1500

Number of rappel spots open:

100

How many Stories will you be rappelling:

11

Fundraising Deadline:

TBD

What should I wear to the event?

Dress comfortably! Do not wear overly loose or baggy clothing, or clothing with long drawstrings. Wear soft-soled, close-toed shoes or sneakers.

Can I wear a costume?

Costumes are allowed but are subject to the same limitations as baggy clothing. Every attempt will be made to safely fit costumes around harnesses and helmets. As with shorts, it is ultimately the decision of the Site Safety Supervisor. Stringy, loose, or excessive costumes must be avoided. Head pieces that will not accommodate a helmet, obscure the vision, or are notably large or heavy will rarely be allowed.

Fundraising Tool Kit

Okay, despite the incredulous responses of family and friends, you’ve registered to go over the edge! You’re excited, you’ve circled the date on your calendar, you wish it was September. But wait. You also have to raise $1,500 (this IS a fundraiser supporting foster children.) And because you secure your rappelling spot only after you raise $1,500, it’s time to get started.

The number one reason people give money to ANY cause is because they are asked. For real. This is lesson #1 — you need to ask for donations. Lesson #2 is — the worst response you can get from someone you ask is “no.” You ask for a donation and someone says “no.” No big deal. Thank that person, say “have a great day” and move on. Because lesson #3 is — lots of people will say “yes.”

Four Steps to Successful Fundraising

  1. Learn about our mission. Read “About Us” . Call us for a tour. We love it when people  visit us. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and YouTube; and keep up with our activities. Once you understand our amazing mission and share it, you will discover that many people are happy to support children’s needs.

  2. Get EXCITED! When people observe your enthusiasm for our mission and witness your excitement for this amazing experience, you will inspire their support!

  3. Speak from the heart on your fundraising page. When you register for this event, you also create your fundraising page; be sure to tell people why you have taken on this challenge.

  4. Outline a fundraising plan, starting with our resources below.

    • Sample Donor Breakdown

    • Personal donation (donors appreciate when you’re a donor, too ) – $100

    • Employer match of your gift – $100

    • 4 family members donate $100 each – $400

    • 8 family members donate $50 each – $400

    • 12 good friends donate $25 each – $300

    • 5 acquaintances donate $20 each – $100

    • 10 co-workers donate $10 each – $100

      • Add it up – you’ve raised $1,500!

Be a Volunteer

Simply put, an event this size needs volunteer support! Fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in joining our Event Team. (NOTE – all volunteers must attend an informational meeting prior to July.)

Volunteer positions include:

  • Registration/Check-in

  • Information Booth

  • Rappel Escorts

  • Staging Area Escorts

  • Event Runner

  • Roof Captain

  • Rooftop Security

  • Landing Zone Supporter

  • Ropes Volunteer – we need Ropes Volunteers with prior experience in areas such as rope safety systems, rock climbing instruction, industrial rope access, rappel training, etc. This position requires mandatory training prior to the event.

Want to volunteer? Submit this form:

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