Rappel Down 30+ Stories at Mohegan Sun to Support Special Olympics, September 6th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 29, 2019) – Fearless fans of Special Olympics can sign up now for Over the Edge – a fundraiser hosted by Mohegan Sun to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut that will take place on Friday, September 6th. Those who accept the challenge raise funds online for the opportunity to rappel over 30 stories down Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower and enjoy amazing views and an exciting and unforgettable experience. To find out more about Over the Edge and register for the event, visit soct.org. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 203-230-1201. No experience is necessary. Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel and weigh 100 lbs. or more.

For a ninth consecutive year, Mohegan Sun will host this event and many of its employees will go Over the Edge for Special Olympics, along with individuals and teams from area businesses, organizations and law enforcement departments. Special Olympics athletes will be on hand to cheer on and thank participants. All monies raised will help sustain and expand Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for individuals of all abilities across the state.

In addition to Mohegan Sun, sponsors of Over the Edge include Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar and Marcum Accountants and Advisors.

About Special Olympics Connecticut: Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 12,000 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 172 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and also inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)

Partner Sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Dream Ride, ESPN, Eversource Energy, The Golisano Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE.

Year-Round Suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Campus Customs, The Coca-Cola Company, Connecticut Portable Storage/PODS, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and WORX.

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