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 Go Over The Edge for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Nonprofit announces 2017 City Auto Over The Edge

NASHVILLE, TN (Dec. 14, 2016) – Nashvillians no longer have to look back at a missed opportunity. The 2017 City Auto Over The Edge benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee will give daredevils in the Music City one more chance to rappel the 269-foot tall Omni Nashville Hotel on Friday, April 21, 2017.

The event, now in its second year, is a high-profile urban rappelling experience where supporters strive to reach a personal fundraising goal of $1,000 in donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters in order to secure a spot on the wall of the 23-story skyscraper. Registration is now open for those brave supporters, known as Edgers, to sign up and start working toward their goal. The first 70 people to hit the mark are guaranteed to go over.

“We certainly have more traditional fundraisers and we appreciate everyone who engages in those, but Over The Edge really sets a high bar. It’s one of the most exciting events we’ve been a part of since we started in Nashville,” said Carlyle Carroll, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

The event includes a street party with food trucks, vendors and information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit agency that focuses on one-to-one mentoring relationships for at-risk youth in Nashville and the surrounding areas. The organization is more than 110 years old nationally. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports more than 1,500 children a year in safe, secure, professionally supported mentorships, which result in more confident children, stronger schools and safer communities.

Registration for the 2017 Over The Edge is at www.OverTheEdgeNashville.com. The initial fee of $50 counts toward the participant’s fundraising goal, and Big Brothers Big Sisters sends status updates and fundraising tips to help Edgers along the way to the top.

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with title sponsor City Auto and with Over The Edge, an international company with 15 years’ experience in signature rappelling events, to run the event. The company focuses on safety and Edger experience to provide a fun, secure and thrilling memory for supporters.

Corporate sponsorships are still available for companies who want to reach new heights. Contact Chris Buerck at 615-522-5661 or chris.buerck@mentorakid.org.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded locally in 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is a volunteer and donor driven organization that matches children in need with a positive adult role model. Revenue generated is used to conduct background checks and screening of prospective volunteers to ensure child safety and provide ongoing professional support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties. You can help a child overcome adversity and better position themselves to reach their potential in Middle Tennessee by visiting www.mentorakid.org or calling 615-329-9191.

About City Auto Sales, LLC
City Auto Sales, LLC, is among the largest independent auto dealerships in the nation. Founded in 1986 in Memphis and now headquartered in Franklin, TN, City Auto has been locally-owned and operated for over 30 years. City Auto offers quality pre-owned vehicles to Greater Memphis and Greater Nashville, with locations on Elmore Rd. off Covington Pike, Memphis and Bridge Ave. off Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro, and is focused on value and selection. Through its partnerships with local non-profit organizations that build stronger, healthier communities, City Auto invests in making an enduring, positive impact on the causes it cares about and the people they serve.

About Over The Edge
Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature fundraising events for nonprofit organizations in North America and is currently expanding globally. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of rappelling down the side of a local building. The mission of Over the Edge is to create a legacy with a 10 year goal to help nonprofit organizations throughout North America raise 50 million dollars. Safety is the number one priority at Over the Edge, which is demonstrated by an impeccable safety record, and highly trained staff, who have helped get 31,000 participants safely Over the Edge. To date, Over the Edge has helped raise over $45 Million through 500 events.