Attention Daredevils: Here's a chance to rappel down Naperville's tallest building & support troops

Updated: May 21, 2019


Top-rated non-profit Operation Support Our Troops - America is partnering with Over the Edge to host a rappelling fundraiser at Hotel Arista, Naperville's tallest building, Saturday, Sept. 14. Early-bird registration is open now through May 31, with registration fees increasing June 1 and again Aug. 1.


"Over the Edge is an exciting and innovative way to come together as a community, bring awareness of our mission and raise funds to continue to support those who sacrifice so much of our freedom," said OSOT-America Executive Director Bill Rickert.


Participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 to take part in the rappelling activity at the "Courage" level. Additional fundraising minimums are $1,500 for the "Patriot" level, $2,200 for the "Veteran" level and $3,000 or more for the "Freedom" level. As of May 17, there are 10 active fundraisers building their banks for participation. OSOT-America's overall fundraising goal from this event is $200,000. To register as a fundraiser and rappelling participant, click here.


The September event also will offer food, live music and interactive displays.


OSOT-America is a volunteer-based organization with a mission to support the morale and well-being of American Forces by providing comfort, resources and education to all involved both while deployed an upon their return.


Over the Edge provides fundraising support for various non-profits, many that support America's armed forces. Its mission is raising millions for non-profit partners around the globe and shaping how organizations and people think about themselves and the community they engage in.


Hotel Arista is located at CITYGATE, 2139 CityGate Ln., Naperville, IL, 60563.

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