Over the Edge 2020 supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi Valley
Over the Edge 2020

About Over the Edge 2020

Over The Edge Event Day

When:  Saturday, August 22,2020

                Rappel times will be between 9 AM – 5 PM

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd Street, Davenport

                Rappel 11 stories (140-ft.) down the north side of the building.

What:  A life-changing experience that allows YOU to make a positive impact in our community!

BBBS is thrilled to be hosting their 3rd annual event this summer in the Quad Cities.  Over the Edge is truly a unique fundraiser, that is held all across the country in effort to support and raise important funds for non-profits.  Specifically to BBBS, this event has an enormous and immediate impact on one-to-one youth mentoring, providing key dollars to help BBBS grow and enhance their services and programs for children facing adversity in the Mississippi Valley.  The past two years, this event has raised more than $340,000!

On event day, over the course of eight hours with two ropes, BBBS is preparing to send a total of 100 people, called “Edgers”, Over the Edge. Some of these people are individual Edgers raising money and others are representing companies, clubs or institutions who are fundraising together as a “Fearless Leader Team”.  Please scroll down to learn more about each one of these.   Also, participation is not limited to the athletic or brave or to only people from the QCA.  We have had 18 year old Littles rappel with their Big as well as a 90 year old man plus people who are sisters, former high school buddies, husband and wife, long distance relatives, co-workers, first responders, CEOs, City Mayors and more.  Please click on the FAQs link above for more information.

We invite you to get involved, whether that’s by showing your courage and rappelling, volunteering for Event Day OR by making a donation to one of our brave Edgers.  All of it matters and makes a difference as we work together to help all children see the potential within them – anything is possible when you Rise Above and believe You Can Do It!

Watch this informational video from WHBF Meteorologist and Edger, Andy McCray! https://youtu.be/2p8wA_ImBEQ



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Become an Individual EDGER!

Be BOLD and take the following steps for an experience of a lifetime:

1. Commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 to go Over The Edge on     Saturday August 22.

2. Click on the "Register as an Individual" button above and fill the form out as directed.

3. Upon completion of this form you will pay a registration fee deposit of $100. This secures a spot to rappel.

4. Once your registration is submitted you will receive an email directing you to create your own personalized fundraising page. (BBBSMV can help you with creating this page as needed, which you can share with friends, co-workers, family members and others).

5. Utilize your fundraising page, as well as social media, texting, emailing, and engaging your workplace & co-workers to help raise funds. You will be on your journey to raising your minimum and potentially more within no time!

The deadline for raising the money is July 31st, 2020. If you have not raised all your money at that point, we will ask for your credit card to charge the difference between what you have raised and your $1,000 minimum goal. 

Upon reaching your goal you will rappel down the 11-story Hotel Blackhawk on Saturday, August 22, 2020. (It’s very safe and safety experts from Over The Edge USA will be there to coach, guide and support you). You will receive training on the ropes on Event Day.


Become a Fearless Leader TEAM!

STOP, COLLABORATE, AND SIGN UP YOUR “FEARLESS LEADER TEAM”: 

This is a great avenue to get a team of co-workers, friends or club members together.  The team fundraises together through a shared fundraising page then go OVER THE EDGE together (two people will rappel at the same time). 

Here’s how to get started:

1. Commit to raising a minimum of $2,000 to send one person Over The Edge on Saturday August 22. Additional rappellers from the same group or company are an additional $750 each.

For example: 4 rappellers from the same group/company would have to raise $4,250.

2. Click on the "Join or Start – Fearless Leader Team" button above and fill the form out as directed. You will receive promo codes once you register your team. The promo codes will be used for any additional person who wants to join the team and help raise money to go over the edge.

3. Upon completion of this form you will pay a registration fee deposit of $200. This deposit covers one or multiple rappellers and secures your spot to rappel. Your deposit goes towards your minimum.  

4. Once your registration is submitted you will receive an email directing you to create your own personalized fundraising page. (BBBSMV can help you with creating this page as needed, which you can share with friends, co-workers, family members and others).

5. Utilize your fundraising page, as well as social media, texting, emailing, and engaging your workplace & co-workers to help raise funds. You will be on your journey to raising your minimum and potentially more within no time!

The deadline for raising the money is July 31st, 2020. If you have not raised all your money at that point, we will ask for your credit card to charge the difference between what you have raised and your $2,000 minimum goal. 

Upon reaching your goal you will rappel down the 11-story Hotel Blackhawk on Saturday, August 22, 2020. (It’s very safe and safety experts from Over The Edge USA will be there to coach, guide and support you). You will receive training on the ropes on Event Day.

Bring your Team cheerleading section! Get decked out in team gear and show support for the courageous effort being made by going Over the Edge for Kids’ Sake!




THIS IS WHERE ALL THE FUN HAPPENS!

Rappel down 11 Stories at the Hotel Blackhawk!

WE DARE YOU!

Address:
200 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801



LIQUID COURAGE EVENT! - SAVE THE DATE!

When: Tuesday July 28th from 5:30-7:00pm

Where: The Tangled Wood

Mark your calendars and join us at our 3rd annual "Liquid Courage" event. This is a pre-event you don't want to miss. It's a great opportunity to meet other edgers, ask questions, and hear more about event day. Information regarding how to prepare, what to expect, along with last minute fundraising tips will be provided.




About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley!

For more than 30 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor supported volunteer organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. We develop positive friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


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