Are you a thrill seeker? Adrenaline junkie? Someone who needs to overcome your fear of heights? Then there is a once in a lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss on Saturday, June 8.
“Over the Edge” returns to The Last Great Colosseum after an exhilarating and successful 2018 edition, where members of the community participated to help raise money for the YWCA and the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. BMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell even took the pledge and rappelled down the iconic 10-story Bristol elevator tower. This year, 2012 NHRA Pro Stock world champion and Greeneville resident Allen Johnson will go over the edge with the individual who raises the most amount of money to the cause.
On June 8th, the organizations are partnering up for the second annual “Over The Edge” event, a unique and adrenaline-inducing experience that will provide a new perspective of The World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Participants will have the chance to traverse the sides of buildings like Spider-Man, rappelling down the iconic Bristol elevator tower – and the best part? It’s all for a great cause.
All proceeds will benefit the two charitable organizations. Over the Edge, a professional rappelling organization that has raised over $70 million for charities since 2008, will lead the event. OTE will provide all the necessary equipment and expertise. All ages have successfully rappelled from early teens to guests in their 80’s.
“What we need most are brave hearts willing to go over the edge to help uplift others in our community,” said Kathy Waugh, chief executive officer for the Bristol YWCA. “This fundraiser will have a massive impact for the working parents and at-risk girls we serve every day.”
“It was an absolute thrill to see individuals brave the heights of the famed Bristol tower to help raise money for those in need,” said Claudia Byrd, executive director of the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. “The support of this community to help send someone ‘over the edge’ for charity means more to us than they know. We’re looking forward to another great event in 2019.”
Over the Edge is open to the first 76 brave individuals who raise $1,500. Interested organizations can even raise funds to “toss the boss”. To register, to donate and to learn more about the event, please visit https://otecwe.com/bristol. Those who want to demonstrate their support for children, women and the mission to eliminate racism should consider becoming an edger.
For more information on the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, please visit www.SpeedwayCharities.org/