Donors rappel down Tucson building to benefit Girl Scouts - Tucson News Now

Donors rappel down Tucson building to benefit Girl Scouts

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TUCSON, AZ (RNN) -

The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona tested the fear factor of their donors' limits Saturday.

More than 75 people rappelled from the top of the 16-story office building on Broadway and Rosemont in midtown Tucson. Organizers said each brave "edger" raised at least $1,000 to be able to participate.

Staff members with the Girl Scouts said they are the first organization in southern Arizona to host Over the Edge, a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world.

Funds raised go to support Girl Scouts programs. Each rappelling person has their courage, confidence, and character tested at Saturday's event. Those are also traits staff members say they hope to build up in their scouts.

"Girl Scouts isn't just about selling cookies, and collecting patches, and that type of thing," said board member Cheryl Horvath. "It's one of the reasons why I have been affiliated with Girl Scouts for so many years because this council here, they really get it. They're pushing girls to get out there, and get active, and that's really what this event is all about."

Proceeds from this Over the Edge event directly benefit Girl Scouts in 7 Southern Arizona counties.

Now in its third year, organizers said they've raised almost $213,000 for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and have had more than 160 people participate.

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