- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Adventure seekers have been invited to rappel down an 18-story Charlotte hotel next month to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.

Special Olympics North Carolina announced Monday that registration is now open for fundraisers who would like to participate in Sat., Nov. 14’s “Over the Edge” event at Charlotte Center City’s 18-story Hyatt House.

The event supports Special Olympics programs offering training and competition for nearly 40,000 people with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina.

Participants can sign up as an individual or create a team. Supporters can sponsor an individual, sponsor or join a team, or make a direct donation to Special Olympics.

The organization says no climbing or rappelling experience is required. Participants must weigh between 110 and 300 pounds and be at least 14 years of age.

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