Thrill-seekers Will Go Over The Edge At Mohegan Sun For Special Olympics, Oct. 19th

2012-10-03

There is still time to have the experience of a lifetime and register for the 2nd Annual Over the Edge event at Mohegan Sun to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. The event on Friday, October 19th will give brave souls with big hearts the chance to rappel down the side of the hotel at one of Connecticut’s most prominent, well-known destination spots to support inspiring athletes of all abilities. To register to rappel, find out more and learn about sponsorship opportunities, go to www.soct.org and click on the Over the Edge logo, call 203-230-1201 ext. 270, or email sarahb@soct.org. Mohegan Sun is located at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, Connecticut.
For a second consecutive year, the Mohegan Sun community is coming together to make a positive difference in the lives of athletes through this fundraising initiative – both by organizing the event and participating in it. Mohegan Sun is not only providing the building for this unique fundraiser and amenities for its participants, but is also supporting its employees and executives in their pursuit to go Over the Edge for Special Olympics. Anyone with a taste for adventure is encouraged to sign up to rappel as well. Over the Edge – Mohegan Sun will kick-off at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day. Pre-registration is required, and will give participants the opportunity to create a personal fundraising page so that their friends, family members and colleagues can “sponsor” them easily and securely. Participants will receive a t-shirt and photo of themselves in action. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to cheer on participants!
The event also offers the opportunity to Toss Your Boss. Co-workers can join forces to raise funds and send their boss over the side of the prominent building that day. A good-hearted, willing boss is required. No experience is necessary.
The event is being held to raise awareness about Special Olympics and inspire acceptance and inclusion for people of all abilities as well as to raise funds for its year-round programs. Throughout the year, Special Olympics athletes demonstrate courage on the playing field as they train and compete in sports, strive to achieve personal goals and realize their potential. For one day at Mohegan Sun, individuals will, themselves, demonstrate courage and go to new heights to support these athletes by bravely going Over the Edge.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.  Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)
Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/ Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, and United Technologies.
Year-Round Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Graebel Van Lines, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and Worx Branding & Advertising.