Over The Edge fundraising event to be held

Rappel spots are filling quickly for Williamsport’s first rappelling event, Over The Edge, for Oct. 27. Those wanting to experience the 105′ descent from the roof of the Lycoming County Housing Authority’s Williams­port Hepburn High Rise apartment building are encouraged to sign up because there are only about 25 spots left for community members.

Over The Edge is a daring, urban adventure that urges participants to think and act boldly for the well-being of our community. Those who commit to raising $1,000 for the YWCA, YMCA or the WASD Education Foundation will experience Williamsport’s longest possible rappel, from the roof of the William Hepburn High Rise.

Those who raise $1,500 will be rewarded with a video recording of their rappel thanks to Intrada Technologies.

“You can’t take a camera or your cell phone with you, so the only way to record your rappel is to raise an additional $500 — which will benefit those who rely on the YWCA, YMCA and School District Education Foundation,” said Jessica Probst, River Valley Regional YMCA development director.

“Those nervous about the fund-raising process don’t need to be afraid,” said Anna Thompson, YWCA communications and development director. “We’ll give you tips and provide some great opportunities for each person to reach their goal.”

Edgers will receive a personalized tool-kit and is invited to a special VIP reception to celebrate their accomplishments the evening before their rappel.

On Oct. 27 there will be music, food and a kid’s carnival.

Sign up at otecwe.com/Williamsport and a representative from your nonprofit of choice will reach out to you shortly to begin your adventure. The first step you’ll take is creating your own, personalized fundraising website to share.

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