Big Brothers Big Sisters Prepares To Go Over The Edge
Friday, April 20 at Bank of America Plaza Nashville
you are in downtown Nashville on Friday, April 20, you may see some individuals
that are clearly not window washers dangling from the top of 291 feet at the
Bank of America Plaza. They are participating
in Over the Edge Nashville, a fundraising campaign for
Big Brothers Big Sisters, and you have the opportunity to join them if you wish.
This is the third year for Big Brothers
Big Sisters to hold the urban rappelling fund-raising event, and the first year
to be scaling Bank of America Plaza. A
total of 70 participants will register and fund-raise a minimum of $1,000 to
earn a spot on the ropes.
Spectators, supporters, and any participants who might lose their nerve will be
on the plaza grounds below for a fun “Drop Zone Party” from 9 am to 4 pm with a
live deejay announcing the individuals coming down, and there will be several
booths for folks to check out.
Participants, called ‘Edgers’ by event
standards, can be any age, and as long as they weigh between 100-300 pounds,
they can rappel. There is no previous
climbing or rappel experience required. Participants register and fund-raise at OverTheEdgeNashville.com.
Participants will rappel the Bank of America Plaza on April 20.Photo courtesy of Steve Kohl
“We had two great events in the past at the Omni Nashvile Hotel,”
commented Carlyle Carroll, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. He continued, “The one request we heard from
participants was to be able to land on the sidewalk with their friends nearby,
and the hotel’s framework didn’t allow for that. We are thrilled to be at Bank of America this
year and have Edgers supported witness their landing up close and personal this
Nashville event is being conducted by Over the Edge USA, a national touring
fundraising event company. They have
been in operation for 20 years and conducted 500 events across the country for
various nonprofit organizations.
more information on this event, visit www.overtheedgenashville.org or call
Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
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 improvements help children
create better schools, safer neighborhoods, and make healthier choices. Big Brothers Big Sisters 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 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 overcome adversity and
better position themselves to reach their potential in Middle Tennessee by
going to www.mentorakid.org or calling (615) 329-9191.
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.