Participants Rappel to Benefit Special Olympics

7 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, October 28 2011 Oct 28, 2011 Friday, October 28, 2011 4:23:00 PM CDT October 28, 2011 in News
Source: Jennessa Ewing

JEFFERSON CITY - Some local residents, including KOMU 8's own Michelle Bogowith, got a whole new view of Jefferson City Monday after rappelling from the top of the Jefferson City State Building.

The event benefited the Special Olympics. Anyone who raised more that $1,000 for the organization could participate in the rappel.

The event was sponsored by Over the Edge, a national group that partners with non-profit organizations to sponsor extreme events. The group will also hold a local event in Feburary to go swimming in an icy lake to raise money for Special Olympics.

Bogowith rapelled from the top of the 13-story building to land on top of the first floor roof.

Bogowith said the experience was terrifying, but she saw some views she does not get to see everyday.

 

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