The annual Over the Edge for Special Olympics will be held Saturday in Jefferson City.
Brave men and women seeking an experience of a lifetime will rappel over the edge of the 13-story Jefferson State Building.
All proceeds from the event benefit the 16,000 athletes in Missouri who train and compete in Special Olympics. This year's goal is $80,000. Last year, the event raised around $78,000.
Over the Edge is open to anyone 14 years or older who is a fan of having a good time while raising funds for a good cause. Each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000.
It costs about $450 per athlete per year to compete in Special Olympics. Athletes train and compete throughout the year, and $1,000 would cover the costs for two athletes.
The event, hosted by the Jefferson City Police Department and sponsored by Doubletree Hotel, takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is the third year for the event and sponsors are looking to have 60-70 people participate with awards for the best company, school and family teams that participate.