2019 Over the Edge: Leaping for the Athletes

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 22, 2019) Special Olympics fans will take the leap to fundraise for Special Olympics Southern California athletes at the Over the Edge fundraiser on August 10 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Limited to 76 individual participants, the event will feature participants rappelling down 16-stories in Garden Grove. Participants who raise a minimum of $1,500 for Special Olympics are secured a spot to rappel the building with the help of some of the most trusted expertise available. Registration is now open at www.sosc.org/ote, and no prior rappelling experience is required to participate.

“Over The Edge is one of our most exhilarating events of the year and is one of our most unique and fun ways to raise funds for Special Olympic Southern California,” said SOSC President and CEO Bill Shumard. “The beauty of this event is that for as much as the event is about helping our athletes to the fullest extent, the event also requires many participants to push themselves past their fear of heights and into a feeling of accomplishment.”


There are three ways to get involved with the Over the Edge event. The first opportunity is to raise enough money for yourself as a participant to go over the edge and rappel down the Hyatt hotel. Another way to get involved with the event is to “toss your boss.” Participants will create a team and raise funds to challenge their boss, co-workers, or friends to go Over the Edge. The last and foremost way to get involved with the event is to support a friend by donating to the event or the Special Olympics in general. Sign up or donate today at www.sosc.org/ote.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run hosts the event for Special Olympics Southern California. LETR has raised over $19 million and spread the word about Special Olympics to millions of people during their 33-year partnership with Special Olympics Southern California. 



Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, and leadership programs. Special Olympics helps athletes become more independent, build self-esteem, and live healthier lives. They inspire people to open their hearts and create more accepting and inclusive communities. All Special Olympics programs are free to the athletes and their families. Learn more at www.sosc.org.


Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). In 2018, more than 3,500 Southern California officers and 200 law enforcement agencies raised $1.52 million. LETR is changing the future for people with intellectual disabilities and lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion. For more information, visit: www.SOSC.org/LETR

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