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Event in Stamford to benefit Special Olympics

By Special Olympics Connecticut

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Over the Edge to support Special Olympics is coming to Stamford on Wednesday, August 29th. This event will give brave souls with big hearts the chance to rappel down one of Stamford’s tallest buildings - the new Infinity building at Harbor Point – for the thrill of it and to support Special Olympics athletes. Harbor Point’s Infinity is located at 201 Commons Park South, Stamford. Special Olympics is seeking participants to volunteer to rappel. To register and find out more, go to www.soct.org and click on the Over the Edge logo, call 203-230-1201 ext. 270 or email sarahb@soct.org. Spectators are welcome.

The event will kick-off at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day. Pre-registration is required, and will give participants the opportunity to create a personal fundraising page so that their friends, family members and colleagues can “sponsor” them easily and securely. The event also offers the opportunity to Toss Your Boss. Co-workers can join forces to raise funds and send their boss over the side of the prominent building that day. A good-hearted, willing boss is required. No experience is necessary. An introductory class will be held on the day of the event. It’s safe, exciting and for a good cause.

The minimum donation to go Over the Edge or Toss Your Boss is $1,000. Participants will receive a t-shirt and photo of themselves in action. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Special Olympics at 203-230-1201, ext. 270 or sarahb@soct.org.

The event is being held to raise awareness about Special Olympics and inspire acceptance and inclusion for people of all abilities, as well as to raise funds for its year-round programs. Throughout the year, Special Olympics athletes demonstrate courage on the playing field as they train and compete in sports, strive to achieve personal goals and realize their potential. For one day in Stamford, individuals will, themselves, demonstrate courage and go to new heights to support these athletes by participating in Over the Edge.

The host site, Harbor Point, is Stamford’s newest mixed-use development that includes residential, business and retail properties and four marinas. It’s Infinity building, 22-stories high, will provide the ultimate venue for this first-time event in Stamford. For more information, visit www.harborpt.com.

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