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Lauren Holloway - WBOC reporter - Salisbury

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Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings went Over the Edge — reppelling 17 stories down 300 Delaware Avenue in Wilmington for Special Olympics Delaware on May 12th. WBOC Salisbury Reporter Lauren Holloway also enjoyed the exhilarating  – and frightening! – experience. Mark Brainard, president of Delaware Technical Community College and who is featured in our second photo, challenged each of the school’s three colleges to get one representative to go over the edge with him, and they did!

The sixth annual Over the Edge event is another unique fundraising event for Special Olympics Delaware, which prides itself on innovative fundraisers. This year’s rappel also included Scott Anderson from BarclayCard US, Valerie Dodson with JP Morgan Chase, and Ruth Lavelle — a five-year edger and Special Olympics parent. Each of the 87 participants were required to raise over $1,000 for the privilege of suiting up to rappel down the 300 Delaware Avenue Building. More than $135,000 was raised, bringing the six-year total to $758,000.

No less than eight professional photographers donated their time to Special Olympics Delaware to take hundreds of pictures at Over the Edge. TSD thanks them for their contribution to this story.

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