BANDITS TEAM UP WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS
News | 4/7/2012 6:17:21 PM | Bandits.com

MONTOUR, STEENHUIS & WILES WILL TRY TO GO 'OVER THE EDGE'

The Buffalo Bandits have teamed up with Special Olympics New York by participating in the “Over the Edge” fundraiser on Thursday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Official spokesperson Mark Steenhuis will join Bandits teammates Tom Montour and Luke Wiles in an attempt to each raise $1,000 for the right to go “Over the Edge” in a high-profile building rappel. Last year, Montour and 119 other “edgers” rappeled 357 feet down the 27-story hotel and raised over $140,000 for Special Olympics athletes.

To pledge your support by making a donation on behalf of one of the three participating Bandits, please click one of the following links:

To register for this year’s event, please click here. Space is limited to 150 participants, each of whom are required to raise $1,000 in order to go “Over the Edge.” There will be a VIP tent where participants will enjoy an entire day of music, food and beverages.

In addition, Special Olympics New York will host a media day on Wednesday, July 25 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the same location.

For more information, please contact Special Olympics Director of Development Amy Neveaux via email at aneveaux@nyso.org or by phone at (716) 861-9795.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York, athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, home, workplace and community.



Special Olympics New York is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is funded primarily by donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Special Olympics New York never charges athletes, their families or caregivers to train or compete.

 

 

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