Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Adventurists and thrill seekers gear up and go “Over the Edge” to support Special Olympics Oklahoma. The event takes place Oct. 15 and provides the opportunity to rappel the 19-story tower at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
“Hard Rock has been instrumental in helping us to have a successful fundraiser,” said Adrian DeWendt, executive director, Special Olympics Oklahoma. “We are honored to have their support, which helps us raise much-needed funds for Special Olympics athletes and programs.”
Participants are required to raise $1,200 to rappel and can register on the Special Olympics Oklahoma website. All money raised will benefit more than 9,500 athletes involved with the Special Olympics Oklahoma program, including more than 2,500 in the Tulsa Metro.
It is the second consecutive year Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has hosted the event. Last year, 27 participants raised nearly $70,000.
“We strive to be a good community partner and provide unique entertainment options for our guests. This event allows us to do both of those things,” said Jon Davidson, senior director of hospitality services for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Special Olympics and help them raise funds for programs in our area.”
Special Olympics Oklahoma provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Oklahoma athletes participate in more than 120 sports competitions and training clinic opportunities every year. For more information visit http://www.sook.org/over-the-edge.html or call 918-481-1234.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off of Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information, visit http://www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or call (800) 760-6700.