Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Go Over the Edge" or ATTENTION Adrenaline Junkies for charity!

 Special Olympics Fundraiser
Invites Adventure-Seekers to Rappel  51
Stories Down Rio All-Suite Hotel
& Casino
Masquerade Tower

Sign up today to help Special
Olympics reach $100,000 fundraising goal

If you’re an adrenaline
junkie looking for something to do in Sin City, consider stepping off the roof
of the 51-story Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and enjoy the views as you
rappel more than 400 feet to the safety of ground.

On October 15, the Rio
will host Over the Edge, a fundraising rappelling event to benefit Special
Olympics Nevada. As many as 100 people will make their way down the northwest
side of the building on two ropes – all to raise money for the charity.
Las Vegas headliner, Nathan Burton, UFC Champion Chuck “Iceman” Liddell, UNLV mascot Hey, Reb and other local
celebrities will join Special Olympics in their quest to raise as much as
$100,000 from the event.

“The red and purple glass of Rio
is iconic to
, but how
many people can say they walked on that glass?” asked Maggie Schwarz, Regional
Vice President of Special Olympics Nevada. “This is the perfect location to go
Over the Edge and we are so excited that Caesars Entertainment and the team at
are brave enough to partner again with Special Olympics Nevada. Take our dare
and join us too!”

Participants, known as
“edgers,” must raise at least $1,000 in support of the activities and programs
of Special Olympics Nevada and pre-register at to
partake in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. All funds will go directly
toward providing training opportunities, equipment, uniforms and practice
venues for some 4,000 Special Olympics athletes in
Nevada .

“We’re excited about offering
this amazing experience while raising much-needed funds for our
Las Vegas athletes,” said Rick Collett, CEO and President of
Special Olympics Nevada. “Our athletes have a lot of courage and take risks
everyday when they try to do something thought to be impossible by most.
Likewise, this event will take a lot of courage for anyone who decides to
rappel 400 feet in the middle of
Las Vegas .”

All “edgers” must be in good
health and weigh no less than 100 pounds and no more than 300 pounds. The
rappelling will be supervised by Over the Edge, a
Nova Scotia company that has organized dozens of rappelling
events all over
North America .

“Edgers” can solicit
donations from family, friends and co-workers through the Over the Edge online
giving site and businesses can pool donations to fund a “Toss Your Boss”
campaign. For more information, visit

Special Olympics Nevada

Special Olympics Nevada is a
free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults
with developmental disabilities. About 4,000 compete in  12 sports. This gives them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy
and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their
families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community Financial support
comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and
foundations. Find out how you can be a fan and visit

Rio All-Suite Hotel &

Rio All-Suite Hotel &
Casino offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522
all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip, and
sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of
entertainment options including headliners Penn and Teller, the world-famous
Chippendales and the Show in the Sky. 
is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the
famous Voodoo Lounge, Martorano’s, McFadden’s, iBar and
VooDoo Beach . Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by
USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf
Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones
and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s,
Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding
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