UNCASVILLE, CT (July 7, 2022) – Special Olympics Connecticut invites thrill-seeking individuals and teams to participate in its annual Over the Edge event at Mohegan Sun on Friday, September 2nd. During Over the Edge, participants will rappel more than 30 floors down Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower to support Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities across the state. Mohegan Sun is located at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville. To find out more, register for the event or donate, visit soct.org/ways-give/over-edge. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-230-1201.
This marks the eleventh year Mohegan Sun will host Over the Edge, which draws many of its participants from local businesses and corporations, community organizations and law enforcement departments. Three Special Olympics athletes are also signed up to go Over the Edge this year. Additional Special Olympics athletes will be on hand to cheer on and thank participants.
Over the Edge participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel and weigh 100 lbs. or more. No rappelling experience is required.
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONNECTICUT:
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 10,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners – their teammates without disabilities. Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for people of all abilities, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)
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ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
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