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Big Brothers Big Sisters Prepares To Go Over The Edge
Friday, April 20 at Bank of America Plaza Nashville

If 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

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 year.”

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.

For more information on this event, visit or call (615) 522-5665.


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 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 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.