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Over The Edge

Over The Edge

Rappel spots are limited for Over the Edge 2019— the daring urban adventure fundraiser benefitting the YWCA Northcentral PA, River Valley Regional YMCA and Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation. Slated for October 26th at the William Hepburn High Rise, volunteers who raise or contribute at least $1,000 for either the YWCA, the YMCA, or the WASDEF Foundation will experience Williamsport’s longest possible rappel of 105 feet.

“Rappelling from a 9-story building is an incredibly empowering experience,” said Anna Thompson, YWCA Communications & Development Director who rappelled last year during Over the Edge. “First you take in this incredible aerial view of our city, then you gather your courage to literally step into the air.” According to Jessica Probst, YMCA Development Director, safety is the number one priority of Over the Edge. “While rappelling may seem intimidating, especially for those afraid of heights, professional staff with rigging, ropes and climbing experience travel to Williamsport to set-up all Over the Edge logistics.” During the event, members of the U.S. Army Recruiter’s office support rappelers and man the ropes, providing support and encouragement, Probst added.

Participants are encouraged to get creative with their fundraising. “You don’t just have to ask your friends and family for money,” said Greg Hayes, Education Foundation Executive Director. “Invite your friends over for a poker tournament with proceeds supporting your non-profit. Walk your neighbors’ dogs or have a yard sale. There are many ways to raise the funds.”

“Our agencies will walk hand-in-hand through the fundraising process with each participant,” Hayes said. “We will provide tips, special opportunities and unique ideas so that fundraisers will be excited to raise money to support our community.”

To sign up to participate in Over the Edge, or to donate to a specific rappeller visit:

One way to support Over the Edge is to compete in our coloring contest, “Every kid is a super hero!!” All entries must be received to the YWCA via mail or dropped off in person by Wednesday, September 25th. On Thursday, September 26th, the top five entries in each age group will be voted upon from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Pine Square at The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House. Each picture will have a donation bag and guests will use loose change and dollar bills to cast their vote for winners. All winners will be contacted the following day. Each of the top-five entries in each age group will receive a recognition prize. For the artists whose coloring page raises the most money, they will receive

8-10 Year old age group:

• Kaos 30-Minute Arcade Card
• 2 Large Pizzas from Long Island Pizza (Pick-up Only)
• $10 to the YWCA Boutique gently-used clothing store
• YWCA Little League pin
5-7 Year old age group:
• Discount Coupons for Kaos Fun Zone
• 1 large pizza from Long Island Pizza (Pick-up Only)
• $10 to the YWCA Boutique gently-used clothing store
• YWCA Little League pin
4 & Under age group:
• Kaos Fun Zone Fun Pass good for 1 game of bowling or laser tag or 1/2 hour of trampoline jump
• Age-appropriate coloring & craft pack
• YWCA Little League pin

Ready to commit to Over the Edge-Williamsport? Sign-up today at and a representative from your nonprofit of choice will reach out to you shortly to begin your adventure.

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