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5th Annual ‘Over the Edge Charlotte’ Takes Places Oct. 6

Participants Will Rappel Down 10 Stories at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown

CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 28, 2023) – Step Over the Edge on Friday, Oct. 6 and join the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, on its mission to provide all students access to STRE(A)M educational opportunities. The beloved annual “Over the Edge Charlotte” event will take place on the NASCAR Hall of Fame plaza from 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“In the last fiscal year alone, we have served over 14,000 students through the NASCAR Hall of Fame Education programming. Of those, more than 4,000 were provided Foundation scholarship support,” said Winston Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Our sport has a longstanding tradition of winning through innovation, and this is the passion we want every student that walks through our doors to take with them.”

Among the many rappelers signed up, NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be trading fire suit for harness as he goes over the edge for the first time at 1:15 p.m., to support Foundation scholarships for summer camps and school field trips to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, local Mallard Creek STEM Academy teachers Allison Kropf, Kelsey Lawhead and David Fox will bring nearly 100 students to enjoy educational activities on the plaza and watch as Kropf, Lawhead and Fox rappel together. Their school has benefitted from the scholarships granted by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation.

Whether rappelling or attending in a show of support, everyone is invited to participate during the day-of activities on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza including:

  • Live DJ entertainment
  • Interactive games such as putt-putt and Plinko available to play for a small donation
  • Live demonstrations of family-friendly activities with a racing-themed curriculum
  • Complimentary sample size Italian ices, for the first 100 guests, from Jeremiah’s Ice from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Meals, drinks, and snacks available from The Smashed Patty, Asian B On Wheels, and Taqueria El Flacko food trucks from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Complimentary cookies from Tiff’s Treats for the first 150 guests from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Body Armor product tasting from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Explore the Whole Foods Market table
  • Visit with Mountain Khakis to be entered to win exciting giveaways

Every $20 donation can bring a student (pre-K through 12th grade) to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. There is still time to sign up to participate and to donate to the Foundation. For more details, visit Over the Edge Charlotte 2023 and follow @NASCARHall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the 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

About NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides 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 14,000+ students annually 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