Over the Edge Event Will Have Guests Rappelling Down Mohegan Sun for Special Olympics on Friday, September 1st


UNCASVILLE, CT (July 18, 2023) – All are invited to sign up for Over the Edge – an exciting fundraiser that will have participants rappelling more than 30 floors down Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower to support Special Olympics athletes on Friday, September 1st. The event will offer views that are amazing and a feeling that’s invigorating! Guests who are interested in participating and fundraising can visit soct.org to begin their adventure. Those who prefer to keep two feet on the ground can make a donation instead. All proceeds will support Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities throughout Connecticut.

This marks the 12th year Mohegan Sun will host the Over the Edge event for Special Olympics Connecticut. The event draws many of its participants – and spectators – from area businesses and corporations, community organizations and law enforcement departments. In addition, several Special Olympics athletes have committed to go Over the Edge this year and more Special Olympics athletes will be on hand to cheer on and thank those brave enough to rappel.

Over the Edge participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel and weigh 100 lbs. or more. No rappelling experience is required, as day-of training and continuous support is provided throughout the experience.


Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 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 190 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)

Partner Sponsors:Bozzuto’s Inc., the Connecticut Elks Association, Enterprise, ESPN, Eversource, The Hometown Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney, Webster Bank and WWE.

Year-Round Suppliers:Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Bozzuto’s Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Marcus Communications, N&D Sports, Pepperidge Farm, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service, WORX, Heart Connecticut Media Group, iHeart Radio Connecticut and NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut


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Jack Graham

Graham, Jack