Special Olympics Texas Fundraiser

· Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel on Town Lake
· Saturday, October 27, 2012
· 9a

Unleash your inner superhero by rappelling down the 17-story Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel on Town Lake on Saturday, October 27, and raising funds for Special Olympics Texas.

The first brave supporter will be handed the rope to rappel at 9:00 a.m., with participants going over the edge throughout the entire day. Celebrity rappellers include Special Olympics Texas athletes.

Participants should be 18 years or older by the day of the event, and weigh between 110 to 300 lbs. No previous rappelling experience required. Members of surrounding area SWAT Teams will be there to assist you. Each participant agrees to raise a minimum of $1,000 in support of the Special Olympics of Texas. Rappel spots are limited, so register early!

Every friend, family or co-worker who donates $50 to help send participants 'Over the Edge' will be entered for a chance to win 2 roundtrip BusinessFirst tickets on United Airlines, valued at $6,500. To learn more or to register to go 'Over the Edge,' visit www.sotx.org/overtheedge.

Brave Texans have the opportunity to raise enough money to rappel off buildings in three or four Texas cities in a 4-week period. The event kicks off in Austin on October 27th and then moves on to the historic Milam Building in downtown San Antonio on November 3, heads to the 15-story Oak Cliff Tower on IH-35 in Dallas on November 10 and ends a the 18-story Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on November 17th.