Want to ride on a rope down the side of the West Coast’s tallest waterfront building? It’ll cost you $1,000—in the form of in a charitable donation to Kids Included Together.
On October 17, participants who raise the money will descend from a deck on the 33rd floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s (original) Harbor Tower. The trip winds down to the hotel’s new pool deck.
“We wanted to do something different than a gala or a silent auction,” says Kids Included Together spokesperson Alicia Cook. “We looked at all kinds of condo buildings and hotels, but we thought the Hyatt was the most dynamic building where we could do this.”
Kids Included Together is a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides best practices training for local organizations committed to including children with disabilities into existing programs. Since KIT’s founding in 1997, program efforts have resulted in the inclusion of over 8,000 children with disabilities, and the training of 15,000 youth providers.
The rappelling will be supervised by Over the Edge, a special-event company that provides signature events for nonprofits. Participants are invited to raise pledges in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This is the first West Coast event for Over the Edge.
To create your personal donation page to raise at least $1,000 to rappel the Hyatt, go to overtheedgeforkit.com.
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