Over the Edge event rescheduled for June 6

Over the Edge event rescheduled for June 6

Gulfport, MS (May 5, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast’s Over The Edge event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 6 starting at 9 am at the Beau Rivage.

The event originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18 was cancelled due to safety issues from inclement weather including lightning. The VIP rappelling day went off as scheduled on Friday, April 17th starting with Governor Phil Bryant as the first Edger to rappel from the 27th floor. Others that completed the rappel included Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, Beau Rivage President and COO George Corchis, MS Gulf Coast Chamber CEO Kimberly Nastasi and Over The Edge Committee Chair Becky Montgomery Jenner.

“What a rush,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “It was a great ride coming down, and it’s a beautiful day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

Over 50 “Edgers” (as participants are called) are being rescheduled to rappel 278’ from the Beau Chene Terrace suite on the 27th floor of Beau Rivage. All funds raised benefit Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast.

Over The Edge was the first rappelling event of its kind in the state of Mississippi and as the tallest building in Mississippi, the Beau Rivage was the obvious choice for the location for this unique event. George P. Corchis, Jr., President and COO of MGM Resorts International’s Southern Operations was one of the VIPs to rappel on Friday, April 17. “The opportunity to go ‘over the edge’ of Mississippi’s tallest building is an extraordinary way to recognize, celebrate and commemorate the organization’s progress while raising essential funds for its future,” said Corchis.

Time spots are still available for anyone interested in rappelling. Participants must commit to raise or donate a minimum of $1,000 to get the chance to rappel. No skill or previous rappelling experience is required. Viewing will be available on the top of the Beau Rivage parking garage on June 6.

Over the Edge is the professional rappelling and event company that will oversee all safety and logistics for the event. More than 25,000 rappellers have safely participated in over 500 “Over The Edge” events since 2003.

Anyone interested in rappelling should contact Angela Thomas at (228) 678-9100 ext. 1010 or overtheedge@hfhmgc.org. Additional information can be found at www.overtheedgehabitat.org.