Special Olympics Texas is offering a unique event that stands high above the rest. Over the Edge is geared toward the fearless or those looking to overcome their fears. Go Over the Edge in Dallas, Austin, Houston or San Antonio to raise funds (and your heart rate) to support more than 51,300 athletes. Individual participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling down a high-rise building. Creating competition is a fun way to enhance your work community, so get your co-workers together and send your boss Over the Edge for Special Olympics Texas!

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Through the generosity of Southwest Airlines, Special Olympics Texas is able to offer a new incentive for the top three fundraising rappellers!

The new incentive is a round-trip ticket for one on Southwest Airlines. SOTX has three of these tickets and will award one ticket each to the top three OTE fundraisers.

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How to Participate

  • No prior rappelling experience is required.
  • Participants must be 18 or over and weigh between 110-300 lbs.
  • SWAT officers and Over the Edge rope experts will train and assist you with your rappel.
  • A personal fundraising web page will be provided to you or your company where friends and family can securely donate to your rappel. Funds raised will be used to provide year-round sports training and competition for Special Olympics Texas athletes.

Recognition For Your Support

  • $4,800+ Quad-City Rappel Challenge - Everything below plus one night stay in three cities on the eve or day of the event.
  • $3,600+ Tri-City Rappel Challenge - Everything below plus one night stay in two cities on the eve or day of the event.
  • $2,400+ Dual-City Rappel Challenge - Everything below plus one night stay in one city on the eve or day of the event.
  • $2,000+ Level - Everything below plus OTE jacket
  • $1,500+ Level - Everything below plus OTE duffel bag
  • $1,250+ Level - Everything below plus OTE thermos
  • $1,000 Rappel Challenge (minimum) - 2 invitations to the V.I.P. Reception (day before the event), Over the Edge commemorative T-shirt and downloadable photo opportunity

Become a Sponsor

A sponsorship provides exposure, volunteer opportunities and rappelling spots that offer a unique and unforgettable team-building experience!

Sponsor Over the Edge

Thank you to our Statewide Presenting Sponsor!

Contact

Statewide

  • Joan Jarrett
  • Associate Vice President for Resource Development
  • Phone: 713.290.0049, ext. 223
  • jjarrett@sotx.org

Dallas

    • Kristie Crone
    • Development Director - Sponsorships
    • Phone: 214.943.9981
    • kcrone@sotx.org
    • Doug Ray
    • Senior Development Director - Law Enforcement Torch Run
    • Phone: 214.943.9981
    • dray@sotx.org

Austin

San Antonio

  • Anna Twitty
  • Development Director - Sponsorships and Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Phone: 210.530.9898, ext. 231
  • atwitty@sotx.org

Houston

    • Bruce Sims
    • Development Director - Sponsorships
    • Phone: 713.290.0049, ext. 226
    • bsims@sotx.org