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Special Olympics Nevada Fundraiser Encourages Adrenaline Junkies to Go “Over the Edge”

Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm. Posted by in Charity, Planet Hollywood Resort, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Special Olympics Nevada Fundraiser Encourages Adrenaline Junkies to Go “Over the Edge”.


Las Vegas tends to think outside the box when it comes to, well, everything—including raising money for charity. Boring, stuffy fundraiser? Never. Rappelling down the side of a monstrous Strip casino? Yes please! 

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Hang loose for charity Oct. 11-12.

From Oct. 11-12, Vegas’ one-of-a-kind event, “Over the Edge,” lets dare devils and thrill seekers get a rare, vertical view of the Strip in exchange for funds benefitting Special Olympics Nevada. For a minimum $1,000 donation, anyone can sign up to rappel 350 feet off Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The hotel is even offering a special $69 room rate on the registration page.

All the equipment is provided and on-site experts will train participants on instructions and safety before, ahem, taking the plunge. It’s just crazy enough that all the cool kids are doing it—even The Quad headliner Jeff Civillico. Your face alone will be priceless, but so will the photos.

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A 15-year Las Vegas resident, Emma Trotter has worked in the media industry since 2006, with a focus on entertainment journalism and celebrity news. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Media Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she has worked as a copywriter, editor, writer, reporter, blogger and produced several photo shoots for local lifestyle magazines. A true advocate of the city's diverse offerings and glitzy lifestyle, Emma has promoted Las Vegas extensively, whether writing about its top hidden gems, to exploring its rich, fascinating history or covering Las Vegas’s social scene and real estate, fashion, beauty, nightlife, dining and profiling the top influential executives.

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