Over the Edge!

The Special Olympics Howard County Over the Edge fundraiser was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, 2023.  On Friday night, we had a great evening of rappelling, with 23 enthusiastic supporters who bravely went Over the Edge.  The highlight of the evening was a live broadcast with Khiree Stewart from WBAL rappelling alongside SOMD President Jim Schmutz and Howard County Director Bob Baker.  Saturday was not as kind as tropical storm Ophelia took over.  After the governor declared a state of emergency, Saturday rappelling was cancelled.

 Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Howard Hughes Corporation and all our sponsors listed below.  Through the generosity of our business sponsors and many supporters, over $184,000 has been raised to support the athletes of Special Olympics Howard County.  If you’d like to help us reach our goal of $200,000, click here to donate.

Pictures of the 2023 Over the Edge event can be found here.

Mark your calendar to join us for the 2024 Over the Edge fundraiser planned for September 13-14, 2024.


Our deepest appreciation to our 2023 Over the Edge Sponsors. Because of their support and the support of all the rappelers, funds raised will enable us to continue to provide a year-round sports and competition program in 25 sports programs.


Howard Hughes Corporation


ARCO Design/Build


Allan Homes Foundation
Busboys and Poets
Cushman Wakefield
KO Public Affairs
Manekin, LLC
Pioneer Services


Bohler Engineering
BrightView Landscape Services
Columbia Association
Dembo Jones
Downtown Columbia Partnership
Environmental System Associates
Gula Tech Adventures
H&R Retail
Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate
Shipley & Horne
Stewart Title