Folks go ‘Over the Edge’ for Particular Olympics Maryland

Persons are going over the sting of an workplace constructing in Howard County to lift cash for a superb trigger.When serious about the Particular Olympics Maryland and fundraising, folks generally take into consideration the Polar Bear Plunge. However nobody’s going within the water this weekend.Particular Olympics Maryland on Friday began the second annual Over the Edge occasion to lift cash for its athletes in Howard County.| LINK: Particular Olympics Maryland’s Over the Edge occasion Contributors rappel down 12 tales of the 6100 Merriweather Drive constructing, which is the tallest constructing in Howard County.WBAL-TV 11 Information reporter Tommie Clark took half within the occasion, becoming a member of rappelers who needed to fundraise not less than $1,000 to safe a spot on the very thrilling occasion.Folks clad in capes rappelled down the wall earlier than Clark. Whereas athletes cheered from under, together with athlete, Nicholas Stewart. “We come collectively as a unit in a gaggle and make one thing particular occur and that is why in fact, they name it, Particular Olympics, as a result of individuals who have mental disabilities who can come out right here do no matter they do set their thoughts to, together with I am a type of folks.”Particular Olympics Maryland President and CEO Jim Schmutz, who additionally rappelled down the constructing, mentioned it is scary but it surely’s for a superb trigger.”It is all to offer our athletes the chance to coach and compete within the sports activities they love,” Schmutz mentioned.To this point, $150,000 has been raised by folks going over the sting for Particular Olympics Maryland.And the very best a part of all of that is the funds raised from the rappel help sports activities coaching and competitors for youngsters and adults with mental disabilities.The occasion continues into Saturday.

Persons are going over the sting of an workplace constructing in Howard County to lift cash for a superb trigger.

When serious about the Particular Olympics Maryland and fundraising, folks generally take into consideration the Polar Bear Plunge. However nobody’s going within the water this weekend.

Particular Olympics Maryland on Friday began the second annual Over the Edge occasion to lift cash for its athletes in Howard County.

| LINK: Particular Olympics Maryland’s Over the Edge occasion

Contributors rappel down 12 tales of the 6100 Merriweather Drive constructing, which is the tallest constructing in Howard County.

WBAL-TV 11 Information reporter Tommie Clark took half within the occasion, becoming a member of rappelers who needed to fundraise not less than $1,000 to safe a spot on the very thrilling occasion.

Folks clad in capes rappelled down the wall earlier than Clark. Whereas athletes cheered from under, together with athlete, Nicholas Stewart.

“We come collectively as a unit in a gaggle and make one thing particular occur and that is why in fact, they name it, Particular Olympics, as a result of individuals who have mental disabilities who can come out right here do no matter they do set their thoughts to, together with I am a type of folks.”

Particular Olympics Maryland President and CEO Jim Schmutz, who additionally rappelled down the constructing, mentioned it is scary but it surely’s for a superb trigger.

“It is all to offer our athletes the chance to coach and compete within the sports activities they love,” Schmutz mentioned.

To this point, $150,000 has been raised by folks going over the sting for Particular Olympics Maryland.

And the very best a part of all of that is the funds raised from the rappel help sports activities coaching and competitors for youngsters and adults with mental disabilities.

The occasion continues into Saturday.