Industry News 10/13/2015

EVENT: Uptown Charlotte Rappelling Adventure November 14

Adventure seekers have an extreme opportunity to rappel Charlotte Center City's 18-story Hyatt House on Saturday, November 14, to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.

"Living a life with purpose and overcoming obstacles is a huge theme for me," said early signer and cancer survivor Tiffany Nam of Charlotte. "Over the Edge is an opportunity to challenge myself and help others achieve their dreams."

Over the Edge supports Special Olympics programs offering training and competition for nearly 40,000 people with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina. Athletes train and compete in 19 sports, providing motivation, building self-esteem, and creating opportunities for success.

Registration for Over the Edge is now open with prime-time slots to be selected by the quickest fundraisers.  Click here for registration.

Early team signers for the Uptown Charlotte leap include Cumberland County's Sheriff's Office, Frontier Fit, Charlotte's Dream Team, and Pamlico County. Sport Clips Haircuts picked up three slots in Charlotte for adrenaline-wanting customers.

High-wired Charlotte notables now on the roster include WBTV's Ashley Stroehlein; Kayla Ayres and Nick Kosir of FOX 46; CharlotteFive's Corey Inscoe; mascot Chubby Checker of the AHL's Charlotte Checkers; and North Carolina's 2015 Special Olympics Athlete of the Year, Robin Callaway of Matthews.

"We were so happy to provide participants a rappelling experience in Raleigh on October 2nd," said Keith Fishburne, president of Special Olympics North Carolina. "Now we look forward to Uptown Charlotte on November 14th. We invite people to register and enjoy this unique and exhilarating adventure while supporting Special Olympics athletes."

Rappellers can sign up as an individual or create a team. Supporters can sponsor an individual, sponsor or join a team, or make a direct donation to Special Olympics.

No climbing or rappelling experience is required. The Over the Edge rappelling team includes rope access experts and veteran adventure professionals. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age (14-17 year-olds require signed consent).

Spectrum Properties and Hyatt House contributed the use of the iconic buildings in Raleigh and Charlotte to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. 

Registration and information links:

Click here for Charlotte Registration

Click here for Special Olympics North Carolina