Going 'Over the Edge' for Special Olympics

They secured their safety clamps and tried not to look down. Eighty-six brave supporters of Special Olympics Delaware rappelled ‘Over the Edge’ of a Wilmington skyscraper last month to support the annual fundraiser and earn some bragging rights. The challenge to rappel down the side of a 17-story building tests the nerves of participants and the friends, family and colleagues who came out to support them. “I would tell them that if they are nervous or scared, they should remember why they are doing it and it will help them feel better,” said Chris Truono, a Special Olympics athlete who went Over the Edge.  The event allows “edgers” to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Delaware. The 2015 event raised $125,000, bringing the five-year total to nearly $600,000.


 

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