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Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 9.56.23 AMUnited Way of the Brazos Valley is excited to announce the return of the popular Over the Edge Brazos Valley, the region’s most unique fundraising event, by hosting a Launch Party at Carney’s Pub & Grill, Thursday, May 4, starting at 5:30pm. The public is invited to join with United Way and celebrate those registering as event participants who will raise the $1,000 minimum funds needed to claim their spot to rappel down the 110 foot Hilton College Station on September 7, 2017.

“Over the Edge was such a successful event in 2016,” says Alison Prince, President & CEO of United Way of the Brazos Valley. “We raised over $130,000 to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley. We are thrilled to launch registration for Over the Edge 2017 where we are sure more funds will be raised to address critical community needs right here in our community.”

To earn a spot on the rappel list, participants simply register online at www.OverTheEdgeBrazosValley.org, create their unique fundraising page, then share it with friends, family members, and co-workers who can pledge funds in support of their participant. Once they reaches their fundraising goal of at least $1,000, they secure their rappel spot.

United Way thanks this year’s sponsors for their generous support. This year Caldwell Country Chevrolet is a Presenting Sponsor, Schulte Roofing is the Rooftop Sponsor, Baylor Scott & White is the Hospitality Tent Sponsor, Program Insurance Group is the Participant Gift Bag Sponsor, and Axis Pipe &Tube and Carlson Law Firm are Belay Sponsors. Sponsorships are still available.

LAUNCH PARTYOver the last four years, United Way of the Brazos Valley has provided over $1.5 Million in grant funding to local nonprofit organizations working to end social issues. They have answered calls and provided referral information for nearly 200,000 residents in need through their 2-1-1 Texas service. United Way provides the only regional volunteer connection point called VolunteerBrazosValley.org and inspires over 30 high school students from seven area high schools each year to engage in community leadership through Youth Leadership Cabinet. Last year the Cabinet provided more than $7,000 in mini-grants. In just 2015, more than 62,000 people in the Brazos Valley were impacted by the collective efforts of United Way of the Brazos Valley.

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in the Brazos Valley. They work to solve the community’s most daunting social issues, engaging individuals to build strategies and mobilizing resources to invest for change. Through Community Impact Grants to local nonprofit organizations and Investment Initiatives including 2-1-1 Texas, Youth Leadership Cabinet, VolunteerBrazosValley.org and the Financial Stability Innovation Fund, United Way is creating measurable change in specific community issues.

To support the work of United Way of the Brazos Valley and learn more about how you can become involved, please visit us at www.uwbv.org.

Watch highlights from last year’s event here.