Over the Edge Event to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by in Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Things to Do. No Comments.

There are lots of thrills to be found in Las Vegas, but this one’s for charity.

Planet Hollywood and Special Olympics Nevada have teamed up to give individuals an opportunity to rappel more than 300 feet from the hotel’s rooftop to raise funds for this worthwhile nonprofit. Special Olympics Nevada is a year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Nathan Burton

Past participants have included amazingly-calm Flamingo headliner Nathan Burton.

The “Over the Edge” event kicks off (maybe not the best term?) Oct. 12, 2012, with a preview day, with the main event falling (hello!) on Oct. 13, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To participate in the event, individuals must raise or donate a minimum of $1,000 to Special Olympics Nevada. Fundraising is done by whipping up interest from friends and family through OvertheEdgeLasVegas.com.

Over the Edge

Seriously, what is the matter with people?

Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Planet Hollywood resort and whose spectacularly eloquent Las Vegas blog this is, has sponsored this event for the past two years at the Rio. Past events have helped raise more than $150,000 to benefit Special Olympics Nevada and the folks they serve.

The news release about the event says, “No experience or prior training is required to take part in the event. Or common sense, for that matter!” We may have made up that last part. Guess which blog has a morbid fear of heights.

Find out more about Special Olympics Nevada, and good luck!



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