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Take on New Heights this Fall!

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!

WHEN

October 9th 

WHERE

The Barnes & Thornburg Building

WHO

You! Raise $1,000 minimum & go Over the Edge!

 

Donors

Donations

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Raised

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Goal

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Become a Sponsor!

PREMIER SPONSOR

$10,000
  • Company branding displayed on event website, physical and digital signage and, event t-shirt
  • Recognition on all social media platforms
  • Recognition on Indy OTE website
  • Verbal recognition announcements throughout event day
  • Two rappel spots on event day ($2,000 value)
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$30,000
  • "YOUR COMPANY" Presents Indy OTE on all promotional materials including but not limited to posters, flyers, print, digital, and all media promotions
  • Prominent branding on all OTE event registration/donation website(s)
  • Feature billing on all media and press releases
  • Logo prominently displayed on all physical promotional items i.e. event t-shirt and event signage
  • Extensive Recognition on all social media platforms
  • Recognition on CIYFC website and Indy OTE website
  • Verbal recognition announcements throughout event day
  • Four rappel spots on event day ($4,000 value)
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!

PRIME SPONSOR

$5,000
  • Company branding displayed on event website, physical and digital signage and, event t-shirt
  • Recognition on all social media platforms
  • Verbal recognition announcements throughout event day
  • One rappel spot on event day ($1,000 value)
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!

SILVER SPONSOR

$1,000
  • Company logo on event t-shirt
  • Recognition on OTE social media platform
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!
  • Table top signage on event day
  • Lunch for two at event
  • Scrolling Sponsor slide displayed

GOLD SPONSOR

$2,500
  • Company branding displayed on event website, physical and digital signage and, event t-shirt
  • Recognition on OTE social media platform
  • Two verbal recognitions on event day
  • Table top signage on event day
  • Lunch for two at event
  • Scrolling Sponsor slide displayed
  • Recognition on event day printed materials
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!

BRONZE SPONSOR

$ 500
  • Company logo on event t-shirt
  • In addition, you will receive bonus advertising at Central Indiana Youth for Christ's Be The Story 2020 Event!
  • Table top signage on event day
  • Lunch for two at event

Top 10 fundraisers of 2019

  • General Donation to CIYFC
    1. General Donation to CIYFC
    $38,717.50
  • 2. Nate Hershey
    $3,725.00
  • Greg Turnbull
    3. Greg Turnbull
    $3,280.00
  • 4. Deanthony Patterson
    $3,220.00
  • Tim Norton
    5. Tim Norton
    $3,015.00
  • BJ Pendill
    6. BJ Pendill
    $2,500.00
  • 7. Clyde Bodkin - Sierra Holder
    $2,475.00
  • 8. Michael Robertson
    $2,125.00
  • 9. Kari Slabaugh | Lauren Harrington
    $2,050.00
  • Liz Simmons
    10. Liz Simmons
    $1,950.00

Top 10 Teams of 2019

  • 1. HSE Campus Life
    $8,200.00
  • 2. West Side Parent/City Life
    $7,778.00
  • 3. Mooresville Campus Life
    $7,430.00
  • 4. CIYFC Board
    $7,355.00
  • 5. City Life Wheels
    $6,945.00
  • 6. Mt. Vernon Campus Life
    $5,370.00
  • 7. Fishers Campus Life
    $5,265.00
  • 8. Parent Life
    $4,250.00
  • 9. Southport Campus Life
    $3,085.25
  • 10. Zionsville Campus Life
    $2,550.00

Participants: What to expect

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

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Training

Training begins in the Staging area, where participants get into their gear and issued the equipment they will need to rappel. We adjust harnesses and...

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Spectators and friends

There will be a viewing party across the street.Central Indiana YFC will have an event photographer taking pictures from the roof, ensuring that each...

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What can I do to practice?

The most common complaint from participants after rappelling is that their forearm got sore during the descent. The new device used alleviates much of...

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What to wear

You’re going to be walking down the side of a building so wear good shoes. Well-fitting sneakers, light hiking boots, or other soft-soled shoes are...

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The Hardest Part

After demonstration, each participant is given the chance to put their hands on the ASAP and practice unlocking it. We also connect people to the...

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