September 20, 2013 | Updated: January 29, 2019

By Ramonica Jones

Unleash your inner superhero by rappelling down the 20 story Embassy Suites Houston - Downtown on November 16 and raising funds for Special Olympics Texas. Over the Edge, presented by ClearChannel Radio and Clear Channel Outdoor, is an unforgettable event that involves participants raising a minimum of $1,000 to rappel in front of an awe-struck crowd of supporters.  The first brave supporter will be handed the rope to rappel at 8:00 a.m., with participants going over the edge throughout the day.  Celebrity rappellers include Special Olympics Texas athletes. 

MEDIA ONLY: There will be limited opportunities for selected members of the media to go Over the Edge! For more information about this opportunity, please contact Tela Mange (tmange@sotx.org) at 512.491.2928. Participants should be 18 years old or older by the day of the event, and weigh between 110 to 300 lbs. No previous rappelling experience is required. Members of surrounding area SWAT will be there to assist you. Each participant agrees to raise a minimum of $1,000. 

Rappel spots are limited, so register early. Every friend, family or co-worker donating $50 to help send participants Over the Edge will be entered for a chance to win two roundtrip BusinessFirst tickets on United Airlines, valued at $6,500.  To learn more or to register to go Over the Edge, click here or contact Terri Stewart, Bruce Sims or Joan Jarrett (otehouston@sotx.org) at 713.290.0049.

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