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Zoo supporters have chance to go ‘Over the Edge’

Dozens of El Pasoans will go to wild new heights with the El Paso Zoological Society (EPZS) in the heart of Downtown El Paso.

They can go “Over the Edge” – literally – and rappel twelve stories down from the top of the Anson Mills Building on February 20, 2016, to support the El Paso Zoo.

With a commitment to adventure, the EPZS is bringing this once-in-a-lifetime rappelling experience to 100 El Paso participants, or “edgers,” who can rappel by fundraising a minimum of $1,000 for wildlife care, education and conservation efforts at the Zoo.

An “Over the Edge” kickoff party will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the El Paso Community Foundation Room at 333 N. Oregon St. The Party is sponsored by 4Rivers Equipment. Those who are interested can register to be an edger at the kick-off party.

Registration is also now open at Over the Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event, including the insurance, professional staff, and rappelling equipment.

There is a $50 registration fee, which will be applied toward the $1,000 fundraising minimum.

Edgers must be 18 years old on or before February 21, 2016. It is recommended edgers are between 100 – 300 pounds for the best rappel experience. Accommodations can be made for special needs participants.