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United Way’s third annual ‘Over the Edge’ event set for June 27-28

By Staff | Mar 10, 2019

NASHUA – The United Way of Greater Nashua announced Friday that its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Over the Edge event is coming to Manchester on June 27 and 28.

The event, which is a collaborative fundraiser for many local nonprofits, raised more than $180,000 in 2018 and is projected to raise more than $200,000 in 2019. Brady Sullivan is once again the building venue sponsor, and the brave 140-plus rappelers will be going Over the Edge at their 1000 Elm St. building in Manchester.

“We are very proud of our partnership with Arthur Sullivan and his team at 1000 Elm St.,” said United Way of Greater Nashua President Mike Apfelberg. “Their building is an exquisite venue for rappelling and at 300 feet and 24 stories, we simply could not find a location in the Granite State more worthy of this event. (A) Huge thanks to the Brady Sullivan Co. for their commitment to our community!”

This year’s event will once again be kicked off by Kelly Ayotte and an amazing VIP team. Last year, their participation was highlighted in a segment on WMUR’s Chronicle Show, which demonstrated their commitment to community and their bravery at going Over the Edge.

What is really new this year is the scope of the event, which will increase in size by going from three to four simultaneous rappelling lines, making it possible for a full 140 participants from 23 different nonprofits to get involved. Each nonprofit involved raises money that directly benefits their own organization, making this the state’s only truly collaborative fundraiser.

“The collaborative nature of this event emphasizes our motto of LIVING UNITED. We know that it takes a village to make lasting change in our community, which is why this event is so special,” Apfelberg said.

At this point, United Way is looking for event sponsors as well as individual participants. If you are interested in sponsorship of this signature statewide event, contact Apfelberg at mapfelberg@unitedwaynashua.org or call 603-864-0202. Sponsorships for this high-profile event range from $1,500 to $7,500, with all sponsors receiving significant marketing value and all revenues benefitting the collaboration of nonprofits. If you are interested in becoming a participant, each of whom will be required to fundraise a minimum of $1,000, you also can contact Apfelberg.


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