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BIG AND LITTLE BROTHER GO OVER THE EDGE SIDE BY SIDE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Northfield, NJ – July 11, 2016 – For Eric Reich, President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, Over the Edge is more than a fundraiser for an organization close to his heart. It represents a chance to give his Little Brother, Seamus, the opportunity of a lifetime, while teaching him valuable lessons, such as working toward ambitious goals, facing fears, and overcoming obstacles.

On Saturday, September 24, Eric and Seamus will rappel from the roof of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City. Side by side, they’ll make their way 15 stories to the ground, supporting and encouraging each other along the way.

“Rappelling 175 feet down the side of a building would be incredible on my own,” said Eric, who has been Seamus’ mentor, role model, and friend since January of 2010. “The fact that I have the chance to share the experience with Seamus makes it that much more special.” The substantial impact Eric has had on Seamus’ life, combined with his contributions to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, led to his recognition as Big Brother of the Year in March of 2016.

Like the other participants in Over the Edge, Eric and Seamus are each committed to raising at least $1,000 for the nonprofit organization. Supporters who would like to help Seamus meet his fundraising goal can do so by visiting his fundraising page: www.overtheedgeac.org/littlebrotherseamus. To date, 30 of the 90 available rappelling spots have been reserved. Registration for the remaining spots can be completed online at www.overtheedge.org.

Sponsorships for this unique and high profile event are also available. Organizations interested in gaining exposure in the community while supporting the life changing mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties should contact Cynthia Overs, at 609-573-5029, ext. 14 or covers@bbbsatlanticcape.org.

About Over the Edge:

Over The Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front-page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Over The Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment. In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Fundraising Manual to conduct a successful fund raising event. The company’s mission is to create a legacy with a 10-year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million dollars.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties:

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.bbbsatlanticcape.org.

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