Delaware goes ‘over the edge’ for a good cause [video]

The Special Olympics of Delaware hosted the third annual “Over the Edge” fundraiser to raise money for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities in Delaware.

Nearly 100 people signed up to rappel down 17 stories at the TD bank in downtown Wilmington, and for many, it wasn’t their first time.

“One of the great things is, a lot of the people who are going down today have gone over before so we’re really impressed with that statistic for us,” said Jon Buzby, director of media relations for Special Olympics Delaware. “Thirty percent of the people come back and do it again.”

Participates had to raise at least $1,000 to be able to rappel. This year’s notable participants included Wilmington Police Chief Christine Dunning and Sen. Greg LaVelle.

The Special Olympics of Delaware provides athletic services to more than 3,500 special needs children and adults who participate in 20 different sports.

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