Over the Edge 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Benefiting UNITED WAY OF THE RIVER CITIES INC

Cross boundaries—Go Over the Edge! 

At United Way of the River Cities, we fight for the health, income and financial stability of every person in our community. Believe it or not, you can join this fight by going Over the Edge of the 17-story West Virginia Building. Last year, 30 brave individuals just like you decided to Live United this way. All you have to do is register and raise $1,000, but don't fret, thrill-seeker! We'll help you every step of the way with a personal fundraising website, coaching, tools, and encouragement to help you reach your goal. 

Here are the basics. 

  • No climbing or rappelling experience is necessary!
  • You must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs. 
  • The fundraising minimum is $1,000 to rappel. 
  • The registration fee is $100 (or $75 before March 31 -- Use code EDGY) and will count toward your $1,000 minimum. 
  • Rappel times are assigned in the order that the minimum is met—the sooner you raise $1,000, the more times you will have to choose from!
  • Participants are provided with a personal fundraising website, fundraising coaching, tools, and encouragement to help you reach your goal!

 

Win a GoPro 5

The first 30 individuals to register will be entered in a raffle to win a GoPro Sessions 5, courtesy of Walmart, Route 60.  On your big day, you will receive your GoPro and can strap it to your helmet to capture your perspective on film.

 

Win a rappel spot

For a chance to go Over the Edge, click on "Teams" above and then "Win a Spot." Every $25 donated to this team gives you one chance to win. The group will close when $1,000 is raised, meaning a $25 donation gives you a 1/40 chance of winning.

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities 

Over the Edge offers an exciting opportunity for local businesses to support United Way of the River Cities and be part of a unique new event! This summer, daring individuals will go "Over the Edge" by rappelling down the 17-story West Virginia Building in downtown Huntington. The two-day event will also feature a festival, giving everyone in the area the chance to enjoy the event.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for Over the Edge, contact Matt Ward at 304-523-8929, ext. 112 or matt.ward@unitedwayrivercities.org.