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Are you ready to go Over the Edge? This thrilling event will help curb the rising tide of youth violence by generating crucial funds to help nearly 4,000 young people participate in the highly effective programs of Central Indiana Youth for Christ. Our team of 25 staff together with over 200 volunteers are committed to engaging teenagers outside the church and introducing them to the one thing that can transform their lives — a relationship with Jesus Christ. Central Indiana YFC is passionate about helping every one of the 239,000 11-19 year olds in the region but we are especially mindful of the vulnerable, under-resourced, high-risk youth in our city. The number of violent crimes among youth with a firearm has increased in Marion County and the recidivism rate among these offenders is disproportionately high at nearly 80%. We believe that faith-based programs and Christian mentors are the answer. You can help us help them by Going Over the Edge!
How? Raise $1,000 and Go Over the Edge to help stop youth violence in Indianapolis!
This is not your typical rock climbing rappel! You will be wearing a full-body industrial harness and using an industrial descender to go down. You can control your speed to a certain extent. Should you go too fast the back-up device will engage. Getting your weight off the roof and into the harness is the difficult part for most people.
You will have an opportunity to practice your technique during training, and an OTE Technician will guide you through these first few steps. Once you’re over the edge, you will have a radio to communicate with your OTE Technician, but basically you are on your own. Don’t forget to stop and take in the view! It will take between 5 to 15 minutes to get to the bottom.
Rappelling can take more effort than some people expect, and you may find that your hands or arms get tired. You can stop to rest or switch hands if you need a break. If you keep your feet on the concrete/glass, it is easy to maintain the correct position. You won’t spin around or drift into the building. If you push off with your feet, you can bounce outwards. The further out you bounce, the more likely you are to lock your backup device.
On some buildings you will not be able to touch the building. You can maintain the correct position by sitting up in your harness as if you were sitting in a swing. An Over the Edge staff member at the bottom of the rope will help keep you from spinning. Once you’re within 20’ of the ground, your landing will be assisted by the Over the Edge staff.
Additional Participant Requirements are listed below:
Age Requirement: None, if a person is under 18 must have a parent/guardian on site
Weight Requirement: 100-300lbs