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OTE FAQ

What is Over The Edge For Orphans?

What is Over The Edge?Over The Edge (OTE) is a unique fundraising venture in which participants raise funds (a minimum of $1,000) in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel down the 289ft Madison Building that overlooks downtown Memphis and the river. Each participant receives a pre-assigned time for their rappel so you can invite your friends to cheer you on! The money you fundraise proceeds Orphanos, a nonprofit charity in Memphis that helps orphans and children at risk in 23 countries

Is it safe?

The perceived risk of an OTE event is high versus the actual low risk. OTE has had over 500 successful events & over 25,000 successful Edgers. The event is set up as an industrial work site that meets and exceeds the highest safety standards. Equipment, practices and procedures are approved by Federal and State OSHA, workers compensation, and IRATA governing bodies.

Who can go Over The Edge for Orphans?

Thrill seekers who are 18 years or older, weigh 110 – 300 lbs., and raise a minimum of $1,000 prior to the event.

How do I register?

You can register online. Check back in 2017 for the new event site.

How do I raise $1,000?

$1,000 can be raised by any combination of donations gathered. We’ve made it easy by providing a fundraising webpage for you or your company where friends and family can securely donate to your rappel. We even have incredible fundraising incentives! All that information will be available in 2017.

What does the day of the event look like?

Download the document below to explain what it looks like to rappel, what to wear, and what devices you can take with you. Participant: What to Expect

How can my company/agency/organization/school get involved?

Contact Orphanos for more info – we will explain the event and inspire participation. Send your boss, friend, spouse, etc. Over the Edge by raising funds. Become a sponsor and receive exposure and rappel spots. Contact wayne@orphanos.org or give us a call at 901-458-9500.

What type of donations do you take?

We accept check/money order (made payable to Orphanos), cash and credit cards.

How do I volunteer?

There are two types of volunteers: Ropes Volunteers and Ground Volunteers. Ropes Volunteers will be trained on how to set up the equipment on our other Edgers who rappel. Ground Volunteers will work the sign-in booth, herd the Edgers, etc. If you are interested in being either a Ropes Volunteer or Ground Volunteer, please email JaneKelly at janekelly@orphanos.org.

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