Farmers, Seven Seventeen Execs Going ‘Over the Edge’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two financial institutions – Farmers National Bank of Canfield and the Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Warren – will join forces Saturday as executives rappel down First National Tower in support of Beatitude House.

First National Tower, the tallest building between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, is where Over the Edge will be staged and Gary Soukenik and Mark Witmer will be among those lowering themselves down the 17-story structure, Farmers and Seven Seventeen said Monday.

Soukenik is president and CEO of Seven Seventeen, Witmer senior executive vice president of Farmers and its chief banking officer.

Over the Edge is part of an effort by Beatitude to raise funds to help disadvantaged women and children in need of shelter and a safe haven.

All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure their spots.

Over the Edge is an event planning company based in Canada and Duluth, Ga. It stages similar fund-raising events across the country for nonprofit organizations.

Rapelling will begin at 1 p.m. Friday as Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and Youngstown Mayor John McNally let themselves down the side of the 18-story structure.

Jim Tresssel, president of Youngstown State University, and state Sen. Capri Cafaro,D-32 Hubbard, will follow along with Sister Janet Gardner, Beatitude House executive director.

The following day will feature a full day of rappelling from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in the drop zone.

Among those scheduled to rappel are WFMJ’s Jess Briganti , state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, retired Cleveland Indian player Joe Charboneau and retired Pittsburgh Penguin player Troy Loney, co-owner of the Youngstown Phantoms.

The presenting sponsor is The DeBartolo Corp., Denise DeBartolo York and John York. Other sponsors include NYO Property Group, Home Savings and Loan Co. and Covelli Enterprises.

Registration and general information can be found here.

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