Are you active and looking for a unique activity? Have you always wanted to channel your inner spiderman? Are you passionate about helping others and want to make a real difference?
Over The Edge Peoria is an inaugural event that supports Peoria Friendship House, as we offer programs to the community and ministers to individuals and families who need it most. Friendship House services those with an average annual income below $13,000, reaching about 10,000 people each year. From education and job training to food and clothing, we are here to help others rise above their circumstances.
Now is your chance to step forward, look over the edge and rappel to show your support for a great cause.
We have teamed up with experienced professionals that have been working with rappelling equipment all around the country. Rest assured, the safety of the equipment and process is tried and true.
Nerves still have the best of you? We still need you- you can participate on the ground in our Chicken Coop.
Once everyone rappels, the fun isn’t over! We invite all edgers and chickens alike to stick around for the Edge Peoria Party to celebrate the individuals and families that will receive services because of your support.
Over the Edge is a unique and thrilling fundraising event where individuals not only raise their heart rate, but also raise funds to help alleviate poverty in your community by becoming a friend of Peoria Friendship House. On June 10, 2017, participants that raise or commit to a minimum of $1,000 will receive the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel down one of the tallest buildings in Peoria located at the Chase Bank on 411 Hamilton Blvd.
WHO CAN GO OVER THE EDGE?
Anyone who has the guts and can raise a minimum of $1,000 can rappel. No prior rappelling experience is required.
The Over the Edge staff consists of a team of experts who possess an outstanding safety record, and who provide the technical expertise, training and equipment needed for the event. Edgers must be at least 18 years old on June 10, 2017 and weigh between 110 and 300 pounds. If you are a thrill seeker or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss. Visit our Edger Information Page to learn more about what to wear, training and when to arrive.
IS OVER THE EDGE SAFE?
YES, ABSOLUTELY! The event is set up as an industrial work site which meets and exceeds the highest safety standards. Equipment, practices and procedures are approved by Federal and State OSHA, workers’ compensation.
Each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure their rappel spot. To hold your spot, you will be required to pay a $50 registration fee. The $50 will be applied to your fundraising minimum. All donations received are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another participant.
If you have not reached the fundraising minimum by June 1, 2017 you will be provided an opportunity to secure your rappel spot by completing a Commitment Guarantee Form. By signing this form, you will agree to let Peoria Friendship House charge your credit card for the amount equal to the difference you have raised if you have not reached the $1000 minimum by June 10, 2017. For example, if on event day you have raised $700, we would charge your card $300. Then, take an extra 30 days post event to continue to raise funds to reach your $1,000 minimum. Any donations that are received within 30 days post event will count towards your goal and your card will be reimbursed up to the amount you were charged.
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