9th Annual Over the Edge Event at Embassy Suites to Benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 9th Annual Over the Edge event, which is set to take place once again at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Raising funds to support the organization’s more than 59,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide an adrenaline rush for a good cause to over 140 participants as they rappel 20 stories from the rooftop to the 2nd story pool deck. The event is expected to raise more than $150,000 in support of Special Olympics Texas athletes’ year-round training and competitions. 


“Over the Edge has been one of our premier fundraising events for the past eight years in Houston and we have no doubt that our 9th annual event will be a huge success.”, said Tim Martin, President & CEO of Special Olympics Texas.  “Our athletes do amazing things and show incredible bravery on the field and on the courts and we ask the public to come support their efforts and step out of their comfort zones and rappel to raise funds for our athletes. It’s an amazing event.” 


Once again, Special Olympics Texas is pleased to announce that Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez will act as honorary Co-Chairs for the event along with Celebrity Co-Chairs Dana Tyson (Sunny 99.1) and Rod Ryan (94.5 The Buzz) and will once again rappel the 20 stories on behalf of Texas’ Special Olympics athletes.


Area residents and Special Olympics fans can come out and cheer on participants throughout the day at the pool deck at the Embassy Suites hotel located at 1515 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77010, featuring music, games, food and more. Both “Sunny 99.1” and “94.5 The Buzz” will broadcast live throughout the day as rappelers go over the edge to raise money for Special Olympics athletes.


Special Olympics Texas’ 9th Annual Over the Edge is presented by Coldwell Banker, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Clear Channel Outdoor, iHeart Media and Embassy Suites. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to companies wishing to partner with Special Olympics Texas.


About Special Olympics Texas
SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for over 59,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. For more information, visit www.sotx.org.