2021 Over the Edge

by | Aug 12, 2021 | Uncategorized

For those of you who want some adventure,  how about going over the edge of a 12-story building? Here’s your chance to check rappeling off your bucket list and raise funds to support the sports programs that SOHO provides. On August 21st, Special Olympics Howard County and the Howard Hughes Corporation will be presenting an exciting new fundraising event for the athletes of SOHO.

This Over the Edge event challenges individuals to rappel down 12 stories of the tallest building in Howard County, the 6100 Merriweather Building in the Merriweather District. Sign up now! $100 will register your spot to participate. All rappelers must fundraise a total of $1,000 to secure their spot at this thrilling event. Be one of the first ten individuals to register with the coupon code “SOHO” and have your $100 registration fee waived. Challenge your co-workers, friends and family members to take that first step Over the Edge to support our athletes! If you don’t want to rappel, but still want to support, a number of our management team, including our Director Bob Baker, will be rappelling as well as some parents who have signed up to date. You can register or support a rappeler by clicking here..


Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available and will help defray the cost of the event. Contact Cole Schnorf (cschnorf@manekin.com) for more details. What a great teambuilding activity for a company!


Volunteers are needed to help at the event on August 21. Rope volunteers will be trained to assist the rappelers from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Volunteers are also needed for other activities such as registration. If interested in volunteering, send an email to janetlarrimore@somdhc.org. Rope volunteers will also have an opportunity to rappel for free!


And come out and join us to cheer on these brave individuals!