AUSTIN -- The KVUE Wish Warriors raised more than $12,000 during the 2018 Austin Over the Edge campaign for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, adding to a total of over $500,000 raised this year.
Better yet, all that money is going to a foundation that will help grant wishes for more than 100 local children with critical illnesses.
This year, the KVUE Wish Warriors -- who rappelled down 600 Congress from 32 stories -- consisted of: President and General Manager Kristie Gonzales; Anchor Mike Rush; Sports Anchor and Reporter Shawn Clynch; Marketing Producer/Editor Tecia Coton; and Sales Manager Amy Coplen.
Over The Edge 2018 took place on June 9 and 10.
Every year, over The Edge gives the first 200 individuals who raise a minimum of $1,500 the opportunity to rappel. If you don’t want to rappel by yourself, you're allowed to form a team with your co-workers or friends. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available and listed on the website at www.austinovertheedge.com\sponsors.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Courtney Gremillion at the Make-A-Wish office at 512-329-9474, ext. 103, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, thanks to the tremendous support from all 200 Edgers, as well as sponsors, in-kind supporters and volunteers, over $650,000 was raised to grant the wishes of 130 local children with critical illnesses in Central and South Texas.