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Grant Wishes For Texas Kids In Austin Over The Edge Event

May 15, 2014

Few things are more thrilling than rappelling down 38 stories of the One America Center in the heart of downtown Austin. One thing that comes to mind, though, is scaling that height for a good cause: raising money for our partner Make-A-Wish® Central and South Texas. Last year, that chapter of Make-A-Wish granted 218 wishes to deserving children; registering now to be a fundraiser for their Over the Edge event will help them in their goal of granting even more wishes this year. All the money raised by Make-A-Wish rappellers goes towards granting the wishes of these local children.

Register Today To Claim Your Spot

Space is limited, so act quickly to become a part of this event. The first 200 fundraisers to register and raise the minimum amount will earn a spot to go over the edge June 14-15, 2014. Those who wish to participate in the event must raise a minimum of $1,500, but keep in mind that you can certainly go over this amount. If you need tips or more information on fundraising, details can be found here. The event address is:

W Austin

200 Lavaca Street

Austin, Texas 78701.

Event Day Excitement

If you’re not ready for the challenge yourself, don’t worry! You can “Toss your Boss” for charity by collaborating with your co-workers to raise the minimum of $1,500 to send him or her rappelling down the building. In addition to the thrill of going over the edge, the event includes lots of fun contests such as: Fastest Rappel, Best Costume, Slowest Rappel, Most Money Raised, and Biggest Chicken.

The Over the Edge event organizers recommend participants wear comfortable and “movable” clothes for the rappel. Check-in time is one hour before your rappel time. After checking in at base camp, Over the Edge USA experts will gear you up and take you for a practice rappel down a short wall. After training on that wall, you’ll be ready to go over the edge! Event day details, as well as more safety information can be found here.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kathryn Draper at the Make-A-Wish office at 512-329-9474 or (800) 880-9474 or by email at kathryn@cstx.wish.org.

Your Bravery Will Help Local Children

Each year, more than 350 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed with a critical illness. If you’re in the area and are feeling brave, consider participating in Over the Edge to help Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. The funds you raise will help grant more wishes to these children, bringing courage, strength, and joy into their lives.

Not Ready To Take The Leap?

This event is sure to create lifelong memories for you. If you can’t make it to the event, however, there are still ways to support Make-A-Wish. Consider donating your used or unwanted car, boat, motorcycle, or RV to Wheels For Wishes. Donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas couldn’t be easier. Call us today at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online vehicle donation form. Our experienced vehicle donation representatives can help you with any questions you might have. Even if you can’t attend – or you’re hesitant to go over the edge – your vehicle donation will still help children in local cities like Austin, Laredo, and San Antonio get their wishes granted and form their own lifelong memories. 

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