Over the Edge Raises Money for Special Olympics Massachusetts From Harrowing Heights


Jenny DellContributing to a worthy cause can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Over the Edge aims to make that sensation a bit more literal.

Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event that supports the Special Olympics Massachusetts. For a minimum of $1,000 raised, the first 150 participants get the opportunity to rappel down the side of the Hyatt Regency. No prior training or expertise is needed. Participants can earn additional incentives for more than $1,500 raised.

NESN’s own Jenny Dell participated in the event last year, and she will again this time around.

“Dropping down 22 floors from the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Boston was an exhilarating experience that I will never forget,” Dell told NESN.com “Over The Edge allows for a daring challenge for those in search of extreme adventure while raising much needed funds and awareness for The Special Olympics. I still think about the very moment I first went over the edge at last years event– taking in the incredible views of the city of Boston in a way I never imagined possible. With positive encouragement of the entire Over the Edge team, you too can conquer this once in a lifetime experience. If you are a thrill seeker or want to challenge yourself, join me in raising money for this incredible cause and realize a once in a lifetime dream.”

Anyone interested in participating can visit www.OverTheEdgeBoston.com or contact Mary Beth McMahon by phone at (508) 485-0986 ext. 213 or email at MaryBeth.McMahon@SpecialOlympicsMA.org.

Over the Edge is scheduled for Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.

Photo via Jenny Dell

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