Special Olympics Hawaii Over the Edge Fundraiser Takes Giving to New Heights

Aug 4, 2023 | PC Community, PC Sports

Registration is now open for Special Olympics Hawaii’s 14th Annual Over the Edge event at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

It’s a tall order to rappel 40 stories down a building. But when Special Olympics Hawaii’s Over the Edge fundraiser returns on October 7, roughly 100 supporters will do just that. The annual event returns to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa for the 14th annual event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Hawaii. Registration is now open online at www.sohawaii.org.

Early bird registration is currently available through Tuesday, August 1, with a reduced fee of $50. For those registering after August 1, the registration fee is $100 per participant. For the safety of those participating, individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian attend the event and sign a consent waiver. Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 pounds. All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations.

“This is one of our favorite events that many of our supporters anticipate participating in year after year, ” said Special Olympics Hawaii’s Director of Development, Tracey Bender. “We are looking forward to returning to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa for the 9th year where participants will experience breathtaking ocean views and unparalleled hospitality.”

All participants will receive a special 2023 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 stay in Hawaii and support local athletes across the state. Since 2009, Over the Edge has raised more than $1,709,116 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.

Those who wish to support Special Olympics Hawaii but do not want to participate in Over the Edge can also make a donation by visiting give.classy.org/overtheedge2023. This year’s Over the Edge event hopes to raise $175,000 for Special Olympics Hawaii. Hawaiian Telcom is supporting this year’s event as a Gold Medal Sponsor and Wai Koko Beverage Company as a Silver Medal Sponsor.

For more information on Special Olympics Hawaii, please visit 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 movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance, and inactivity they face.

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown and now serves over 6,000 athletes and Unified partners across the State of Hawaii. Through the unwavering commitment of 10,000 volunteers, along with community supporters, corporate partners and foundations, Special Olympics Hawaii delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 competitions, hundreds of health screenings, and inclusive programming in more than 70 schools annually.

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 & Spa

Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikiki Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic ocean, 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 Waikiki Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining, and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot Na Ho‘ola Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, locally sourced ingredients at SWIM bar & restaurant and SHOR restaurant, and specialty boutiques on-site at Pualeilani Atrium Shops.

Photos courtesy of Special Olympics Hawaii