Over the Edge

Over the Edge, co-sponsored by TD BankBrandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service, is a unique fundraising event -- and the only one of its kind in Delaware -- allowing colleagues or friends the opportunity to raise money and "send" yourself or a friend, or a boss or colleague, rappelling 17 stories (222 feet) "Over the Edge" of a building to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Delaware.

For the fourth straight year, we are streaming the event live on the Internet so anyone anywhere in the world can watch YOU Go Over the Edge.

Supporting sponsors include Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Delmarva Broadcasting Company and Delaware Rock Gym.


Date, time and location

Thursday, May 11, 2017


When tweeting about Over the Edge, please use #OvertheEdgeDE


Information about the event 

Each participant registers with a $50 deposit to reserve a spot and then raises a total of $1,100 for the opportunity to rappel 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue Building in Wilmington.

Curious what it's like? Check out this video or any of the online segments that were streamed live.

Visit the Over the Edge website for more information about the company that runs this event throughout North America.


Comcast Newsmakers segment


Everything an Edger needs to know

Edger Update #3 - 4/1017

Edger Update #2 - 3/16/17

Edger Update #1 - 2/23/17

What to expect!

Fundraising toolkit

Donor receipt information

Pledge tracking sheet (if you care to use one)

Map to parking


History of the event

The 2016 event included 87 edgers raising more than $135,000, bringing the six-year total to 528 edgers raising $758,000 raised for Special Olympics Delaware.

2016 Live Stream Recording

Segment 1: start - 10:52am

Segment 2: 10:52am - 1:25pm

Segment 3: 1:25pm - 4:00pm

Segment 4: 4:00pm - end


For more information contact Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482 or lismith@udel.edu.