4TH ANNUAL ‘OVER THE EDGE CHARLOTTE’ SET TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 5
Raising Funds to Benefit the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation, Participants Will Rappel Down 10 Stories at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 27, 2022) – Join the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation in building a better future for youth across the Charlotte community. The signature fundraising event, “Over the Edge Charlotte,” will host its fourth annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11am-5pm. Rappelling 10 stories down the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown, participants will raise funds for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission includes providing economically challenged students of all ages access to learning opportunities that harness the sport’s longstanding tradition of winning through innovation.
The Foundation works to ensure students have a competitive edge that best equips them for life and drives their future success. Every $20 donation brings a child into the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. The Foundation has secured 94% of its $125,000 fundraising goal for Over the Edge Charlotte 2022, with $117,690 raised from donations to date. Members of the Charlotte community interested in contributing to the cause can do so by supporting a registered rappeler or attending Over the Edge Charlotte festivities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame plaza on Oct. 5.
Non-rappelers are invited to join participants in support of the cause and share in the fun. Day-of activities on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza include:
- All day live DJ entertainment
- Meals and snacks available for purchase at food trucks including Wacky Spanky, Soul to Bowl and La Patrona
- Complimentary treats from Tiff’s Treats starting at noon
- Live demonstrations of family-friendly activities with a racing-themed curriculum
- A photo opportunity with a Hendrick Motorsports show car
- Visit with Jesse Brown’s Outdoors and learn about the intriguing sport of fly fishing, experience hands-on casting demonstrations, and gather information on angling trips and services
For more information, view past Over The Edge events and learn more about this year’s opportunity to participate via the video here.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame
Located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop. Opened on May 11, 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
About NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides economically challenged pre-K through 12th grade students access to educational opportunities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, harnessing the sport’s longstanding tradition of winning through innovation. The Hall of Fame currently serves 17,000+ students annually and reaches 64 counties in North and South Carolina, and 15 additional states and Canada with educational workshops that are extensions of classroom learning. Hands-on, interactive lesson plans adhere to state and national learning standards. The program uses the automotive industry and field of racing to enhance students’ understanding of STE(A)M principles while inspiring career exploration and exposure. To learn more, visit www.nascarhall.com.