Calling all thrill seekers! Don’t miss your chance to be one of less than 100 individuals participating in the 11th Annual Over the Edge fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii. This year’s event will take place Saturday, October 26, at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, where participants have the unique opportunity to rappel more than 400 feet down the side of the hotel and experience truly breathtaking views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. Interested participants are strongly encouraged to sign up today at www.sohawaii.org.
“Over the Edge is such a creative way to show support for an organization that encourages and empowers athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Irby Morvant, Jr., General Manager of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. “We are thrilled to welcome back this annual fundraiser to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki as it not only showcases the beauty of Waikiki, but also benefits such a deserving organization.”
The registration fee is $100 per participant. All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations, must be 18 years of age by the day of the event, and weigh less than 300 pounds.
All participants will receive a special 2019 Over the Edge t-shirt. Additional prizes will be available to those who raise more than the $1,000 minimum. Monies raised through Over the Edge remain in Hawaii and support local athletes across the state. Since 2009, Over the Edge has raised more than $1,306,950 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.
“Over the Edge is a one-of-a-kind event and one that our team and supporters look forward to each year,” said Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii director of development. “We are excited to bring our supporters another exceptional experience unlike anything they’ve done before, all while supporting our amazing athletes.”
Those who wish to support Special Olympics Hawaii but are unable to go Over the Edge can make a donation at https://give.classy.org/OverTheEdgeHawaii2019.This year’s Over the Edge event hopes to raise $140,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii.
For more information on Special Olympics Hawaii, please contact 808-943-8808 or www.sohawaii.org. You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter, www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.
About Special Olympics Hawaii
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 4,700 athletes and Unified partners on every island in our state. With the support of more than 11,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and corporate partners.
There is never a fee to any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. Engage with us on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more at www.SOHawaii.org.
About Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary WaikÄ«kÄ« Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with true Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic ocean beach, mountain, and city views. With an unrivaled location just steps from world-famous waves, the resort affords effortless exploration of the island’s attractions, from Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu Zoo, and WaikÄ«kÄ« Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot NÄ Ho‘Åla Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, swimming pool overlooking WaikÄ«kÄ« Beach, one of WaikÄ«kÄ«’s biggest breakfast buffets at SHOR, an expansive dinner buffet experience at The Buffet at Hyatt, tropical cocktails at SWIM Ocean Bar & Restaurant, and more than 60 boutiques on site. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach promises Hawaiian-style excitement paired with the warmth of authentic Aloha spirit.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at (808) 923-1234 or visit the resort website at: www.hyattregencywaikiki.com.
Photo Credit: Special Olympics Hawaii