Over the Edge


Not sure if you'd like rappelling? Give it a try as our guest at Delaware Rock Gym on Friday, April 17, from 6 - 9 p.m.


Over the Edge, co-sponsored by TD BankBrandywine Realty Trust and New Castle Co. Fire Service, is a unique fundraising event -- and the first of its kind in the Tri-State area -- 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 second straight year, we are live streaming the event so anyone anywhere in the world can watch YOU Go Over the Edge.

Date, time and location

Information about the event

Everything an Edger needs to know

History of the event


Date, time and location

Thursday, May 14, 2015


List of registered edgers as of 4/2/15

When tweeting about Over the Edge, please use #OvertheEdgeDE


Information about the event 

Each participant REGISTERS ONLINE 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 (and will be in 2015).

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

Check out the 4-minute segment on Comcast Newsmakers.

The event is co-sponsored by TD Bank and Brandywine Realty Trust, and supported by Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Delaware and Sheraton Suites Wilmington.


Everything an Edger needs to know

Edger Update #4 (4/7/15)

Edger Update #3 (3/18/15)

Edger Update #2 (3/4/15)

Edger Update #1 (2/17/15)

Toolkit for 2015

What to expect!

Fundraising tips

Donor receipt information

Pledge tracking sheet (if you care to use one)

Map to parking

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


History of the event

The 2014 event included 76 edgers raising more than $117,000, bringing the four-year total to more than $472,000 raised for Special Olympics Delaware.

Photo galleries




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

2014 Photo galleries

2014 Online streams (separated into parts of the day with Broadcast 1 being the first quarter and Broadcast 4 the final quarter)

Broadcast 1

Broadcast 2

Broadcast 3

Broadcast 4