20+ nonprofit teams to rappel down 300-foot-tall building

Senator Kelly Ayotte and WMUR's Jamie Staton prepare to go Over the Edge in 2017.

At least 20 nonprofit teams will rappel from the top of the 24-story, 300-foot-tall Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester next month during the second annual United Way Over the Edge event.

United Way of Greater Nashua and Granite United Way are planning the “Live United Over the Edge” event for June 28-29. After last year’s event raised more than $140,000, the bar is set higher this time around. More than 100 participants are working toward a goal set at $300,000. There will be a VIP team rappelling on the first day of the event.

According to United Way of Greater Nashua President Mike Apfelberg, Kelly Ayotte, a former U.S. senator, will be among the participants, as will Jamie Staton from WMUR.

“This year, they will be joined by Gov. Chris Sununu and Randy Pierce from 2020 Vision Quest, as well as Sir Sterling, official mascot of the Nashua Silver Knights baseball team,” Apfelberg said.

There will also be major sponsors of the event participating, including a representative from Brady Sullivan Properties and a representative from Boston Billiards and Casino, one of the first sponsors to come on board this year.

A photo of Brady Sullivan Tower at 1000 Elm Street, Manchester.

“We are proud to be hosting Over the Edge again this year at the Brady Sullivan Plaza. As one of the tallest buildings in the state, it’s sure to be an exciting and challenging day for everyone who participates,” Arthur Sullivan of Brady Sullivan Properties said. “It’s a real pleasure to have so many people coming together to support one another and all of the important work being done in our community by United Way and the many other great organizations participating in this event.”

The following organizations are scheduled to participate in the event: Adult Learning Center, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, The Caregivers, Family Promise, Marguerite’s Place, Gateways Community Services, LHIFA, Grow Nashua, the Rohingya Society for Greater Nashua, The Youth Council, Revive Recovery, Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Nashua Mental Health, Bridges Sexual and Domestic Violence, Great American Downtown, the Nashua Prevention Coalition, the Greater Nashua Dental Connection, and both of the aforementioned United Way groups.

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.