Special Olympics New York Goes “Over the Edge”

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July 23, 2014

Special Olympics New York Goes “Over the Edge”
Western New Yorkers Rappel the Tallest Hotel from here to Manhattan for Special Olympics NY

Former ICE agent, Joe Dubreville, who suffered a traumatic brain injury, will be going Over the Edge in his wheel chair alongside his brothers and sister. Former WWF wrestler, The Destroyer, will be our oldest participant, rappelling at 84 years of age!

What: Would you be brave enough to scale 27 stories? Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will put their endurance to the test as they rappel 357 feet down the Seneca Niagara Casino for Over the Edge, a fundraiser put on by Special Olympics New York. To partake in this daring feat, participants were asked to raise at least $1,000, with all proceeds from the fundraiser benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics New York.

Who: Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers
Neal Johnson, President and CEO of Special Olympics New York

When: VIP/Media Day:
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3pm – 6pm, 10 participants rappelling, People of Note:

  • Chairman Brad John, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • Kevin Seneca, Board Member, Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • Doni Taube, Senior VP of Marketing, Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • Chuck Kilroy, VP of Operations, Seneca Allegany Casino

Over the Edge Event Day:
Friday, July 25, 2014: 10am – 6pm, nearly 80 participants and hundreds of spectators
People of Note Rappelling on Friday Include:

  • Joe Dubreville, former ICE agent will be rappelling in his wheelchair – 12:00pm
  • The Destroyer, Dick Beyers (former WWF wrestler) – 2:50pm
  • Frank Downing, President, Towne Automotive – 10:10am

Special Olympics Athletes:
• Kevin Lowes – 1:25pm
• Nick Zmuda – 4:10pm
• Vince Golda – 4:25pm

Where: Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
310 Fourth Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

***NOTE: For views from the roof and 3rd Floor landing area, please visit the Hawk Room first (down the hallway at 6th Street hotel entrance) for safety gear and an escort.

Contacts: Amy Neveaux, Special Olympics New York, 716-861-9795, aneveaux@nyso.org
Tony Astran, Seneca Gaming Corporation, 716-343-5730, TAstran@SenceaCasinos.com

Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 22 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. Almost 65,000 athletes train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America.
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