Over The Edge FAQ

Along with a new and unique event often comes many questions. Over The Edge is no different. We wanted to take some time to answer some of the questions we receive about Over The Edge.

1. What is Over The Edge?

Over the Edge is a thrilling and unique fundraiser where participants raise $1000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters using our online fundraising tool. On May 2, they are able to rappel 132 feet from the roof of the Patrick Henry!

2. If I sign up, am I guaranteed to go Over The Edge on May 2?

Only the first 75 people to raise $1000 are able to go Over The Edge. This means that the sooner you sign up, the better! However, if you are interested in securing your spot TODAY, ask about our Credit Card Guarantee Form.

3. $1000 is a lot of money! How can I raise it?

When you register for Over The Edge, you create an online fundraising page that you can post on social media, send out in emails, and promote in other ways online. When you register, you pay a $100 registration fee, which applies to your $1000 fundraising goal. If you have 4 friends or family members who donate $100, 6 who donate $50, and 10 who donate $20, you are there! $1000 is definitely a great deal of money, and we understand that it can sometimes be uncomfortable to ask your friends and family to support you. However, keep in mind that you are raising money for a great cause!
4. What does the money I raise go to support?

Each Big/Little match costs about $1000 to support for one year. This includes background checks, insurances, technology, and staff to ensure each match is both safe and beneficial to the child. Each person who goes Over The Edge makes it possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters to change the life of another child.
5. Are donations tax-deductible?

Absolutely! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia is a 501(c)3 organization, and every donation made is tax-deductible.

6. Is Over The Edge safe?

Over The Edge is completely safe! Over The Edge is a professional rappelling company who is OSHA, SPRATA, and IRATA compliant. They use a 2-rope system, which means that if something were to malfunction, they have 2 different back up devices. Tens of thousands of people have gone Over The Edge all over the world, and they have never had one malfunction. Last year, we even had 4 children go Over The Edge!

7. Can I go Over The Edge with a friend?

We actually encourage people to go Over The Edge together! The event is set up for 2 people to go over at a time. Grab a friend, sign up, and help each other meet your fundraising goals!

8. How do I sign up?

To sign up, visit www.bigslittles.org/events/ote. Follow the directions on the page!

9. I still have more questions. Who do I contact?

We welcome your questions! Please contact Jessica Scaggs at 540-204-5402 or jscaggs@bigslittles.org.

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