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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Second Annual
Over the Edge Event

Event to Feature Public Street Party with DJ, Food, Mascots, and More

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, in partnership with City Auto, will host its second annual Over The Edge Nashville on Friday, April 21, 2017. Brave supporters, known as Edgers, will have the chance to rappel the 23-story, 269-foot tall Omni Nashville Hotel after having raised $1,000 in donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Registration is still open for Edgers to sign up and hit the goal until Monday, April 17.

This year’s event will also feature a lively street party while the Edgers rappel, for those wanting to support from the ground. The event includes a rock climbing wall, DJ, corn hole, photo booth sponsored by Delta Dental, and City Auto cars, as well as food and drinks available for purchase from Cousins Maine Lobster, Dawg Daze and Shotgun Willie food trucks. Attendees will also be able to meet Vanderbilt University Women’s Basketball Coach Stephanie White and school mascot Mr. C. Nashville Sounds mascot Booster will also mingle for pictures and autographs.

“The street party will welcome those who have supported the Edgers and who want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, but might not be comfortable with the rappelling aspect themselves,” said Carlyle Carroll, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. “We hope to see a large turnout to cheer on our Edgers and raise money for a great cause.” The event will also be live streamed on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Facebook page.

Less than 10 Edger spots remain available for those who can raise the $1,000 by April 17. Registration is still open at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is a nonprofit agency that focuses on one-to-one mentoring relationships for at-risk youth throughout Middle Tennessee. Big Brothers Big Sisters supports roughly 1,500 children a year in safe, secure, professionally supported mentorships, which result in more confident children, stronger schools and safer communities.

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 for 2018 are now available for companies who want to reach new heights. Contact Chris Buerck at 615-522-5661 or

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. These transformative relationships help empower children to realize educational successes, improvements in social and emotional learning, and make better decisions. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer and donor driven organization where revenue generated is used to recruit and screen prospective volunteers, and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting friendships. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties. You can help a child better position themselves to reach their potential by going to 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.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is taking fundraising to new heights with the City Auto Over The Edge, an urban rappelling event where supporters raise money and rappel off the side of a skyscraper in Nashville. For more information, visit