My Media Tutor President Takes 43-Story Over the Edge Challenge for Special Olympics North Carolina
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 09, 2012 – On Friday October 12, 2012, Francene Marie Morris, President of My Media Tutor and Co-founder of Favorite Things for a CAUSE is volunteering to scale the side of a 43-story building in Charlotte, North Carolina to benefit Special Olympics during the Over the Edge event. Special Olympics is the largest global sports organization serving more than 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities in 170 countries.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 and the first International Special Olympics Summer Games were held in Chicago, Illinois at Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears NFL team. She started Camp Shriver at her home in 1962 to promote the concept of integrating physical activity and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The organization offers year-round training and competition covering 32 Olympic-style sports during the summer and winter.
Over the Edge for Special Olympics challenges participants to rappel down a skyscraper with the purpose of raising funds and awareness for thousands of Special Olympics athletes. This event is held in cities nationwide and is not for the faint of heart. Francene Marie Morris will descend from the 43rd floor of The VUE Charlotte on 5th Street and land on the 8th floor. Immediately following rappelling down the side of The VUE, there will be judging for a sanctioned barbeque contest. There will be 38,000 North Carolina Special Olympic athletes who will benefit from proceeds of this event.
There is a minimum participation donation of $1,000, but those willing to participate can create an online fundraising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/sonc in order to send a link out to friends, colleagues and family to help reach donation goals. Individuals can also seek support from employers to ask if they will match donations through a company matching gift program. Learn more about the North Carolina Special Olympics and how to get involved by visiting their website at http://www.sonc.net/.
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