Special Olympics Georgia hosts annual Over the Edge Event at Buckhead Tower
Atlanta,Ga –April 29, 2015 – 80 participants will rappel from the 20-story building known as Buckhead Tower on May 2 in support of Special Olympics Georgia and over 26,702 athletes. The event is expected to raise over $100,000 for the organization in order to support the year-round training and competition of its incredible Special Olympics Georgia athletes.
Participants raised a minimum of $1,000 for the opportunity to go Over the Edge of Buckhead Tower at Lenox Square. Participating in an event that takes them out of their comfort zone and ultimately changes their lives forever, participants like Cassie from Q100 the Bert Show, WSBTV’s Mark Winne, Donna Lampkin, and Heather Catlin, and many more show the world their courage and their support of what Special Olympics athletes experience every day.
The event will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a live DJ and food truck on site so come out and show your support for the brave individuals reaching new heights for a great cause.
Over the Edge is proudly sponsored by AutoTrader, Sam’s Club, Fulcrum Equity Partners, Q100-The Bert Show, Mr. Hugh P. Nunnally, Jr., Mary & Mike Twiner, Hometown Foundation Inc., and WSB-TV Family to Family.
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Georgia invests in people with intellectual disabilities helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field. When the athletes succeed, attitudes change, communities develop, health and self esteem are built, and the eyes of the world are focused on all that is good and hopeful and positive. Athletes gain skills for employment, learn independent living skills, form relationships and help others understand their extraordinary capabilities despite health issues they experience daily.
For more information, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.