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Team Fort Collins Over the Edge- August 2, 2015


Team Fort Collins has partnered with Over the Edge USA to host a very unique fundraising event for the Fort Collins area. Over the Edge participants, or Edgers, will raise money through peer to peer sponsorships to rappel off of the Oak Street Business Tower located at 315 W. Oak Street in Fort Collins. The building is owned by Blue Ocean Enterprises who generously are sponsoring this event through he use of their building which currently houses a large portion of Otterbox employees and offices. The event encourages Edgers to “go over the edge” to prevent youth substance abuse.

No climbing or rappelling experience necessary, just enough courage to go Over the Edge! Participants will rappel under the careful supervision of experts from Over the Edge. Over the Edge operates approximately one hundred events each year for organizations like the Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish, the Boy Scouts, and Shatterproof. Join “The New” TEAM Fort Collins in preventing youth substance abuse by promoting active and healthy lifestyles. This unique opportunity allows the participant to rappel to raise awareness for youth substance abuse prevention and to promote healthy lifestyles and choices among the young people in Northern Colorado. Those who wish to join us can do so with three easy automated steps:

No prior rappelling experience is necessary. We provide all the equipment and you’ll have a training session with the expert rope specialists from Over the Edge before your big moment. All participants receive photos and a souvenir event shirt. Anyone who weighs between 110 and 300 pounds may participate. Minors under 18 can join in if a parent or guardian signs their waiver.

Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations anywhere in North America and it is currently expanding globally. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a truly thrilling experience. Over the Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment.  In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Event Manual and tools to conduct a successful fund raising event. Our mission is to create a legacy with a 10 year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million dollars.

Volunteer For Over the Edge

The Event:
Team Fort Collins
is raising funds by partnering with Over the Edge to give people the chance to rappel down the Blue Ocean Enterprises Oak Street Business Towers on August 1 and 2!

Participants will be raising, on average, $1,000 per person for this exclusive opportunity to rappel.  If you donate your time and effort, YOU WILL GET TO RAPPEL FOR FREE!

The Company:
Over The Edge is a US special events company that specializes in hosting signature events, specifically  building rappels. We have been operating throughout North America since 2003, assisting thousands of participants in partaking in a once in a life experience for a great cause.

Previous experience with rope safety systems: ropes course facilitation, rock climbing instruction, high angle rescue, industrial rope access, etc.


  • You get to rappel down the building!


  • A great sense of community and pride knowing that you made a difference AND a big thank you from Team Fort Collins!

Your Time:

  • 30-45 min online webinar, (details via email)


  • Scheduled DATE: Media & VIP Rappels +

Ropes Volunteer (RV) Training & Rappels


  • Scheduled DATE: Edger Rappels all day!

Points to Note:

OTE covers all volunteers under their $10 million general liability policy.

The site is OSHA compliant and SPRAT guidelines are followed.

To Volunteer:

PLEASE SIGNUP HERE:  www.overtheedgeusa.com/signup

Horsetooth Open Water Swim2015 Logo

Fort Collins, Colo., August 23, 2015- The Horsetooth Open Water Swim is celebrating its 17th year. This year’s swim will be held August 23 at Horsetooth Reservoir. This event benefits Team Fort Collins. Team Fort Collins (Colorado) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit community coalition which promotes a healthy lifestyle through education and awareness, preventing the abuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth, their families and our community. Last year’s 10K overall male winner was Alon Mandel with a time of 2:19:52 and the female winner was Joy Stover with a time of 2:29:56.


Participants can register for the event at http://www.horsetoothswim.com/register/.


The Horsetooth Open Water Swim includes the following events:

10K Swim
• Non-wetsuit, point-to-point swim
• Each swimmer must be accompanied by a support
boat (craft and paddler available for a fee for the fi rst 25
• Swimmers must have swum this event previously or be
approved by the race committee prior to registration.
Contact: 10kinfo@horsetoothswim.com
2.4 Mile Swim
• Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions
• Masters swimmers (18 & over)
• Collegiate team competition (separate wave)
Contact: 2.4info@horsetoothswim.com
1.2 Mile Swim
• Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions
• Masters swimmers (18 & over)
Contact: 2.4info@horsetoothswim.com


Fundraising Incentives

Define Yourself

THE DEFINE YOURSELF PROJECT is a program specifically designed to help young adults take control of their Printown lives. We’re here to help individuals like you define, find, create and move forward with their own lives on their own terms.

When obstacles present themselves in your life, and you’re forced to face decisions that may not in keeping with who you truly are, THE DEFINE YOURSELF PROJECT can help empower you to find alternate paths to handle these types of situations.

The Define Yourself Project is not a program to help you make life easier – it’s about helping you get YOU right.

We’re here to help evaluate, coach and empower you with some of the challenges you may be facing as a young adult. But more importantly, we’re here to help show you how to stay bold, stay brave, and most importantly, stay you.


There will be times in your life when you won’t know up from down, right from wrong or friend from foe.


These times, may or may not, turn your world upside down. Strangely enough, these are also the times that will truly help define who you really are.


It may not always seem like it, but difficulties and challenges are the very things that help us to grow into the people that we really want to become.

For more information about Define go to www.defineyouth.org 




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