Boy Scout Council’s ‘Over the Edge’ Breaks Fundraising Record

Crystal Murphy Higgins rappels to represent South Magazine on Media Day, October 29, 2015.

(Savannah, GA) The numbers are in and this year’s ‘Over the Edge’ fundraiser brought in more money than ever before. According to a news release from Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, the two-day event generated more than $73,400 in gross revenue, with a net amount of $22,400 raised for the Coastal Georgia Council’s Scoutreach program, plus $19,650 net raised for five other non-profit organizations that participated in the fundraiser’s revenue sharing plan.

This is the third year participants have raised a minimum of $1,000 in pledges each to rappel eleven stories down the side of the historic Manger Building in downtown Savannah.

90 participants rappelled this year, including ten local media personalities and four contest winners.

Park Place Outreach, a participating non-profit organization, was a major partner in the event and netted $11,400 in funds.

The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves approximately 6500 young men and women annually through traditional Scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs.

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