New Over The Edge Rappelling Event on Nov. 6
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada has come up with a novel way to have fun – including at the expense of your boss – while raising needed funds for its valuable financial literacy programs for local K-12 students. Junior Achievement is partnering with Over the Edge, a company that helps nonprofit partners with urban rappelling activities, to present the Over The Edge event encompassing rappelling down the Opal Tower at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Over The Edge offers several rappelling options. With “Toss Your Boss,” employees can set a goal and fundraise to get their boss to “go over the edge” of the hotel.
At least $2,000 is recommended. Individuals can rappel by raising at least $1,000, and they also can sponsor a COVID first responder to join them on their descent by raising another $500 for a total of at least $1,500.
“Over The Edge is a unique, fun and safe way to build company spirit, show appreciation for tireless and dedicated first responders, and help us raise money to continue teaching students ‒ at no cost to them ‒ about the importance of financial education and preparing them for a financially secure future and the workforce,” said Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “This event is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that we’re excited to offer to the community, and Toss Your Boss is shaping up to be a popular option.”
The rappelling experience will be a 178-foot controlled descent of the Opal Tower at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which encompasses 16 floors. All participants will receive training prior to rappelling and will be provided with harnessing gear.
Time slots for Over The Edge are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and registration, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/ote4jasn/ or contact Chris Palladino at chris.palladino.ja.org. A $25 per person entry fee is required that can be applied to fundraising goals. There also are sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, including some for volunteers to be able to rappel for free.
“Junior Achievement does so much for local students in our Southern Nevada community, said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. “We are proud to partner with them to provide a stunning backdrop at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas for this unique and once-in-a-lifetime Over The Edge event.”
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is located at 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169.