YWCA Minot is taking their fundraising to new heights

On Aug. 25, YWCA Minot will be hosting the first-ever rappelling fundraising event in Western North Dakota. Over the Edge YWCA Minot is presented by the Little Chicago Pub District. Through a partnership with Over The Edge Global, participants will be rappelling off the Parker Suites building in Downtown Minot to raise funds and awareness for the YWCA Minot. Individuals who are taking part had to raise $1000 for YWCA to secure a rappelling spot.

“At the YWCA, our goal is provide the helping hand the women we serve need to get back on their feet. That means, they’re challenging themselves and conquering their fears to accomplish big things on a daily basis in order to achieve sustainability,” said Lauren Moore, YWCA Minot executive director. “That’s why we thought this event was such a great fit for our mission. If our clients can conquer their fears and overcome challenges, so can the community members who support us. Plus, it’s a fantastic memory for participants and a fun event for our community.”

Through a sponsorship from the Little Chicago Pub District, Over the Edge will be a whole weekend of fun downtown.

Friday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. a Liquid Courage Street Party will be held outside the Parker Suites. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the edgers, with drinks, food and music downtown. Open to the public with a suggested free will donation. Over the Edge tech experts will be present for interviews if requested.

On Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., The Over the Edge Event will take place. Viewers can watch as 50 or more local edgers rappel the 8-story Parker Suites building. There will be food, drinks and games.

After the rappelling is over, Flip Cup Tournament, Onesie Pub Crawl, and Block Party will be taking place. The Flip Cup Tournament will start at 4 p.m. outside the Parker Suites.

The Onesie Pub Crawl will start at 6 p.m. Participants will crawl to six downtown bars and end at a block party featuring Wild Hands. VIP bracelets and block party admission support the YWCA.