Few Spots Remain for ‘Over the Edge’ Sept. 26

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Beatitude House is joining with Over the Edge to offer people the opportunity to rappel down First National Tower, the tallest building in the downtown, Sept. 25 and 26.

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

All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure their spots, which will benefit the women and children of Beatitude House. Only a few spots remain.

Participation in the event has grown considerably since it was announced in April, organizers said. Rapelling will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 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 at 9:25 a.m., state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-33 Boardman, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini at 11:30 a.m., retired Cleveland Indian player Joe Charboneau and retired Pittsburgh Penguin player Troy Loney, co-owner of the Youngstown Phantoms at 2:25 p.m.

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.

Pictured: “Over the edge” participant at event elsewhere.

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