Rappel Down Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower to Support Special Olympics, September 3rd

Registration for Over the Edge – a fundraiser hosted by Mohegan Sun to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut - is now open! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event that challenges everyone to raise money for Special Olympics and rappel more than 30 stories down Mohegan Sun's Sky Tower. Participants enjoy amazing views and an exhilarating experience while supporting Special Olympics' athletes of all abilities. Over the Edge will take place all day on Friday, September 3rd at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard in Uncasville, and spectators will be welcome. To register, find out more and donate to the event, visit https://www.soct.org/ways-give/over-edge. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Questions? Email specialolympicsct@soct.org or call 203-230-1201.

Those expected to rappel during this milestone event include individuals and teams representing area businesses, community organizations and law enforcement departments along with Matt Glad - a Special Olympics athlete himself! Special Olympics athletes will also be on hand to cheer on and thank participants. All monies raised will help sustain and grow Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for individuals of all abilities across the state.
No experience is necessary. Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel and weigh 100 lbs. or more.  
 
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username Mohegan Sun.
 
About Special Olympics Connecticut 
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 12,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities. Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 193 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for people of all abilities, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)
 
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