Watch People Rappel Down a Nine-Story Building in Charleston

The view from up there...

Over the Edge

Trident United Way has challenged brave souls to go #OverTheEdge for the Tri-County community to raise money for the Tri-County Reading by Third Project. This event, in which participants will rappel down the nine-story Hyatt Place in the historic Charleston district, is happening Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18! It takes places at the Hyatt Place Charleston.

Friday, VIP Rappels start at 4:30 pm and will go until 7 p.m. The “edgers” include:

  • Amanda Cunningham (Congressman Joe Cunningham’s wife)
  • Luther T. Reynolds (Charleston City Chief of Police)
  • Kate Hooray Osmond (local artist)
  • Gary “G-Man” Goldman (The Kelly Golden Show, iHeart RADIO)
  • Christian Senger (Holy City Sinner)

On Saturday, the first rappel will be at 9:30 am and the last rappel will begin at 12:30 p.m. The “edgers” on Saturday include people who have raised $1,000 or more for Trident United Way. Money raised will be directed to the Tri-County Reading by Third Project.

Nearly half of all students in the Tri-County area are not reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Reading at grade level by the end of third grade is critical to success in school, as the focus shifts from learning to read to reading to learn. The Tri-County Reading by Third Project is a three-year partnership between Trident United Way and all four local school districts to provide innovative teacher training and supports. Trident United Way has committed up to $1.5 Million to The Tri-County Reading by Third Project.

Watch people go #OvertheEdge by following the action on Facebook and #OvertheEdge on Twitter!

Hyatt Place Charleston

560 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403