‘Over The Edge’

‘Over The Edge’

YWCA Grand Island goes
‘Over The Edge’

Area thrill seekers and those looking to face their fears will have another chance to rappel down one of Grand Island’s tallest buildings.

Partnering with Over The Edge Global, YWCA Grand Island will host “Go Over The Edge with YWCA” on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 for the fundraiser’s third year.

Participants will rappel off of Tower 217, a seven-story building downtown, to raise funds and awareness for the YWCA’s cause. Since 2008, Over The Edge Global has helped nonprofits raise more than $45 million and put 25,000 fundraisers safely ‘over the edge’. While helping a local organization, edgers will get a unique scenic view of Grand Island and a safe and exciting experience.

Amy Bennett, YWCA Grand Island Executive Director, said this year’s event will expand on the success they have had the last two years.

“We will be expanding the street festival, with family-friendly activities such as face-painting and carnival games”.

She said YWCA Grand Island is excited by the community involvement in the event. “We have an amazing committee, led by Community Co-Chairs Barbara Graves and Dan Naranjo.” She also noted that there are only spots for 46 people to rappel this year.

Individuals must raise $1,000 for their cause in order to secure their rappelling position. Teams can also be entered and creatively fundraise together. To register or learn more about the event, visit give.overtheedge.events/YWCAGrandIsland2019.

About Over the Edge Global, Inc.:

Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations anywhere in North America and it is currently expanding globally.

Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a local building. The mission of Over the Edge is to create a legacy with a 10 year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise 50 million dollars.

YWCA Grand Island:
YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local
programming, YWCA creates real change for women, families and communities. Visit for more
programming details: www.ywca-gi.org.

For More Information, Contact:
Amy Bennett
Executive Director, YWCA Grand Island
308.384.9922w 308.850.8443c

Picture: Barbara Graves, 2019 OTE Community Co-Chair going Over The Edge on August 4, 2018.