These are some of the most frequently asked questions among those who participate in this event. If you have other questions, we are happy to help!
- How does the registration fee work?
We require a registration fee of $50, which will go towards your fundraising minimum. We charge a registration fee since there are a limited number of spots and we are seeking rappellers who are committed to supporting Over the Edge!
- What is the minimum & how do teams work?
Individual Rappeller: Minimum $1400. Register and share your fundraising page with friends, family members, and colleagues.
- What if I raise more than the minimum?
Great Question! The more we raise, the more children we help!
- Is there a deadline to raise the minimum amount?
The fundraising deadline is Friday, March 25th.
- Is there an age requirement?
People of any age can participate in an Over the Edge event. However, anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian signature on the legal waiver, as well as a parent or guardian on-site the day of the event.
- Is there a weight requirement?
Over the Edge's equipment safety standards require that people must be between 100 and 300 pounds to rappel safely.
- Do I need to have rappelling experience to participate?
None at all! We will train you and help you to feel comfortable on the event day. All you need is the courage to step Over the Edge in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas!
- Number of Total Rappelling Spots: 40
- How far will I be rappelling? 17 stories
- What time will I rappel on April 2nd?
Two weeks before the event, you will receive your scheduled time to rappel. You may request a morning or afternoon slot once you have reached your fundraising minimum! (Please note we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate specific times.)
- What if it rains on April 2nd?
We plan to rappel rain or shine! However, thunder, lightning, or high winds can cause a weather delay or a postponement of the event to the next day.
- What will the day of the Over The Edge event be like?
Rappelling begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. See the Event Day Preparation Guide for more information about what to expect.
- Can my supporters pay with a check?
Yes! You can collect checks made payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolina and send them to the address below. These donations will be input manually and will be reflected in your fundraising total! Be sure to write the rappeler's name on the memo line and mail to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Attn: OTE or (Rappeler's Name)
3801 East Independence Blvd,
Charlotte, NC 28205
If you have other questions, please email them to Melissa Boyle at Melissa.Boyle@bbbscentralcarolinas.org