2022 Over the Edge!

by | Jul 17, 2022 | Uncategorized

Did you miss out on going Over the Edge in last year’s inaugural event? Did you wish you had signed up when you saw how much energy was generated at the event among the participants? Then wait no more. Our second Over the Edge event, presented by SOHO and the Howard Hughes Corporation, will take place this year on September 16th and 17th. The event challenges individuals to rappel down 12 stories of the tallest building in Howard County, the 6100 Merriweather Building in the Merriweather District in support of the athletes of Special Olympics Howard County.  All rappellers must fundraise $1,000 to secure their spot at this thrilling event which gives you several months to get people to support your efforts.  To register or donate,  click here .  Corporate sponsorship opportunities that will help defray the cost of the event are available. If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor or if  you know of companies or organizations that are interested in being a corporate sponsor, contact Jessie Hayes (jhayes@somd.org).

Highlights from the 2021 Over the Edge Event:

Athlete Thomas Smith. WBAL-TV reporter Jennifer Franciotti, and DJ Chris Kopec kicked off our inaugural Over the Edge event on August 20th. Representatives from several of our Home Town Heroes (nurses, police, teacher) also rappelled down the 12 stories of 6100 Merriweather Building. Some 70 individuals followed on Saturday in this exciting event. The event raised $111,000!

Special thanks goes to Greg Fitchett and the Howard Hughes Corporation, our Presenting Sponsor along with Whting-Turner Construction Co.; Team Builder Sponsors Allan Homes, Integrated Waste Analysts, and Pioneer Services; and Fearless Leader Sponsors Bohler, Manekin Corporation; Mackenzie; and HBW Construction. Thank you also to Bus Boys and Poets who provided lunches for the rappellers and volunteers and to DJ Chris Kopec and DJ Steve Towne for making the event so festive along with MC Jeff Abel.  These sponsors and volunteers made the event possible and such a success.

Photos of the event can be found on our smugmug page.