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Greater Downtown Council Looking for Rappellers to Go “Over the Edge”

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Are you the adventurous type?  Want to conquer your fear of heights?  Would you love to see what it would be like to rappel off the top of a Downtown Duluth building–or maybe see your boss attempt the drop off the top of a 9-story building?  A new way to raise money is coming to Duluth in July–and you won’t want to miss it!

The Greater Downtown Council has decided to go a non-traditional route to raise money to support retail development efforts in Downtown Duluth.  With the experts at Over the Edge participants have the chance to raise money for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Space is limited, so if you’re interested in joining the ranks of Mayor Don Ness, Senator Roger Reinert, GDC President Kristi Stokes and Sellwood Building owner Abbot Apter in this urban rappel–sign up now and start your fundraising!  It may sound scary, but Over the Edge is staffed with highly trained industrial ropes specialists.

Still unsure? You can donate to the event so they don’t have to rappel—that’s also an option! Check out to find out how you can sign up today or donate to an individual.

Here are the details!

  • When: Thursday, July 11, 2013—8am-4pm (But sign up now!)
  • Where: 202 West Superior Street—the Sellwood Building
  • Why: To support retail development in Duluth’s Downtown

Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations anywhere in North America and it is currently expanding globally. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. OTE is responsible for all technical aspects for the event including the insurance, professional staff, equipment. In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Event Manual and tools to conduct a successful fund raising event. Their mission is to create a legacy with a 10 year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million dollars.



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