More than 40 BBBS friends and supporters, including new mayor Jane Castor and TPD Chief Brian Dugan, experienced the thrill of rappelling down 17 stories of the Tampa Hilton Downtown on April 27 as part of this year’s Over the Edge fundraising event. Participants were required to raise a minimum of $1,500 (the cost of supporting one Big/Little match for a year) for their spot on one of the ropes. The event raised $85,000 in support of the BBBS mentoring programs. In addition to Mayor Castor and Chief Dugan, other “Edgers” included the State Attorney Andrew Warren, Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, Major Butch Delgado from TPD, four University of Tampa cheerleaders and their coach, and 8-year-old Sawyer St. Clair, our youngest participant to date. A special thanks to sponsors Flowbird, Paradise Ventures, Tampa Bay Club Sports, the law firm of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, Skanska and AgileThought.
View photos from the event here.