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'Over the Edge: Williamsport' Set to Return Sept. 9; Registration Now Open

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April 20, 2023 | WASD Education Foundation

2023 Over the Edge Promotional Flyer

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (APRIL 19, 2023) — River Valley Regional YMCA, YWCA Northcentral PA and the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) are pleased to announce the return of Over the Edge (OTE) this fall.

The event will return for its sixth year to the William Hepburn Highrise, 400 Lycoming St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The event will run in conjunction with a downtown block party being planned by OTE title sponsor, UPMC, which will provide for additional activities for the community and OTE participants and spectators.

The OTE fundraising partnership between the three nonprofits allows members of the community to voluntarily commit to raise at least $1,000 for the nonprofit of their choice — or have it divided evenly among all three — in a daring exchange to rappel nine stories from the top of the William Hepburn Highrise.

The nonprofits first banded together in 2018 to bring the event to the city for the first time and have collectively raised more than $350,000 for their organizations.

Last year, the event collectively raised more than $75,000 from among 70 participants and 700 donors. 

Registration is now open for those ready and willing to act boldly for the benefit of their community through the work of these organizations.

Once signed up, individuals will receive a personalized webpage and toolkit to guide them through the fundraising process. In addition to that, each organization will be available to provide tips, best practices, special opportunities and unique ideas for those rappelling.

For more information on the event or to register, visit


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