SOTX Supporters to go ‘Over the Edge’ of Oak Cliff Tower

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Thrill-seekers will make a towering impact on Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes when they go Over the Edge of The Bank Tower at Oak Cliff building on Saturday, Nov. 7. Honorary Co-Chairs, including Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd, Irving Assistant Fire Chief Rusty Wilson and KISS-FM 106.3 personality Big Al Mack are among the many that will support more than 6,900 SOTX athletes in the Greater Dallas area by rappelling down the 15-story building at the sixth annual event.

image008Rappels are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.Slots are limited. Register here to go Over the Edge.

Over the Edge (OTE) involves participants raising a minimum of $1,200 to rappel in front of an awe-struck crowd of supporters. OTE is also being held in downtown Houston this year at the 20-story Embassy Suites Hotel in on Nov. 14, allowing thrill-seekers to take on the Dual-City Challenge. Incentives are offered to those who raise more than the minimum amount required to rappel. (See below for details.)

Companies, organizations, schools and agencies are encouraged to “send the boss, police chief, principal or coach” Over the Edge by raising funds from employees or members.

No previous rappelling experience is required. Participants should be 18 years or older by the day of the event, and weigh between 110 to 300 lbs.

Corporate sponsorships are available.  For more information, contact Doug Ray ( at 214.943.9981 or Kristie Crone ( at 214.943.9981.


  • $2,200+ Dual-City Rappeller – Everything below plus one night stay in the city of your choice
  • $1,800+ Superhero Rappeller – Everything below plus Go Pro video footage
  • $1,500+ Elite Rappeller – Everything below plus commemorative jacket
  • $1,200+ Champion Rappeller – 2 invitations to the V.I.P. Reception (day before the event), OTE commemorative long sleeve T-shirt, duffel bag and photo of your rappel available for download after the event.