Superheroes sought to rappel skyline for Special Olympics North Carolina

- Superpowers or not, adventure seekers have the opportunity to rappel Raleigh's 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center and be a superhero for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Over the Edge said they will deliver high-flyers an extreme descent plus scenic and historic views from the heart of North Carolina's capital city on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

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"We expect about 200 superheroes," said Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO Special Olympics North Carolina in a written statement, released on Monday. "Each person raises $1,000 or more from family, friends, customers, co-workers, or companies. Prime-time slots are picked by the quickest fundraisers, and we make that easier and fun by providing a web page to each participant."

Special Olympics North Carolina said they provide year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.

Over the Edge said they netted $177,000 in 2015. Raleigh sponsors included Spectrum Properties, Sport Clips, Cafe Carolina, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and Hub International/RPG Solutions. 2016's top fundraiser will receive an extended weekend mini-vacation from Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach.

No climbing or rappelling experience is required and Over the Edge said they will provide rope access experts and veteran adventure professionals. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age.

Spectrum Properties contributes the use of the landmark Wells Fargo Capitol Center to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.

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