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  1. Sign up now to become an Edger
  2. Easily set up your personal fundraising page
  3. Reach our $1000 fundraising minimum
  4. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the The Flats @ 249!

About the Albany Area Arts Council:

Founded in 1976, the Albany Area Arts Council advocates for the arts by encouraging, sponsoring and supporting the arts and culture in our community. We work to achieve our mission of “uniting our community through the arts and humanities” by focusing on arts and cultural programming that enhance individual life, drive economic growth, and promote diversity along with a sense of community. The AAAC provides services to our collaborating organizations, the City of Albany at large, and an ever-widening surrounding area.

About our Over the Edge Event:

We are excited to bring the Over the Edge event to Albany. For the first time in our area, the Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to hold this fun and unique fundraising event. This event centers around the challenge of urban rappelling and provides a life-changing experience to participants, all while supporting the Albany Area Arts Council in its mission to unite our community through the arts and humanities! The Flats at 249 is our building sponsor for 2020, so we are pleased to announce that the event itself will be held across the street from the Arts Council at The Flats at 249.

Over the Edge is all about the challenge! Participants commit to go “Over the Edge” by fundraising to meet their goal ahead of the event in order to rappel on the event day. Each participant is provided an online fundraising page that they use for crowdsourcing personal sponsorship through social media and other online platforms. (Of course, participants are encouraged to collect old-fashioned cash donations as well.) Once a participant has raised $1000, they are eligible to go “Over the Edge!” And that is when the real challenge begins… they actually have to rappel down the side of The Flats at 249! Participants report to The Flats at 249 on event day where they will be greeted by Over the Edge’s technical staff of highly trained and certified industrial ropes specialists. They will walk participants through every step of the journey, so everyone should know this is a safe event for the entire family and community. And while there will be plenty of fear to overcome, the opportunities for excitement, achievement, and selfies will be abundant!

Over the Edge has been helping non-profit organizations around the world since 2008, raising over $100 million. In fact, their average event raises over $100,000 with an average of just 65 participants. The mission of Over the Edge is to raise millions for non-profit partners, like the Albany Arts Council, around the globe and help them to shape how organizations and people think about themselves and the community they engage in. Locally, the Albany Area Arts Council has set a fundraising goal of $50,000.

THE ANCHOR: $10,000

• Presenting sponsor rights “Over The Edge for Albany Area Arts Council, pre-sented by COMPANY”
• Company representative invited for media appearances with AAAC (television, radio, print, etc.)
• Company logo as Presenting Sponsor on registration website and on AAAC website with link
• Company logo on all promotional materials for event (event signage, e-newsletters, print ads, social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Ability to provide materials to be included in rappeller swag bags
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event

• 8 rappelling spots to go Over The Edge (time slots of your choice)

THE BASE CAMP: $7,500

• Base Camp block party rights “Over The Edge for Albany Area Arts Council Base Camp Presented by COMPANY”
• Company logo on registration page and on AAAC website with link as Base Camp sponsor
• Company logo on all promotional materials for the event (event signage, e-newsletters, print ads, social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Ability to provide materials to be included in rappeller swag bags
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event
• 6 rappelling spots to go Over The Edge (time slots of your choice)

THE ROPE: $5,000

• Listed as a Rope Sponsor for “Over The Edge for Albany Area Arts Council”
• Company name mentioned by announcer as each person rappels from the “COMPANY Rope” (min. 46 mentions)
• Company logo on website
• Company logo on all promotional materials for event (event signage, e-newsletters, print ads, social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Ability to provide materials to be included in rappeller swag bags
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event
• 3 rappelling spots to go Over The Edge

THE HELMET: $3,500

• Listed as a Helmet Sponsor for “Over The Edge for Albany Area Arts Council”
• Company logo printed on helmet sticker worn by all rappellers and present in all event photos of rappellers
• Company logo on website
• Company logo on all promotional materials for event (event signage,e-newsletters, print ads,social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Ability to provide materials to be included in rappeller swag bags
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event
• 2 rappelling spots to go Over The Edge

THE HARNESS: $2,500

• Company logo on website
• Company logo on all promotional materials for event (event signage, e-newsletters, print ads, social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Ability to provide materials to be included in rappeller swag bags
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event
• 2 rappelling spots to go Over The Edge

THE CARABINER: $1,500

• Company logo on website
• Company logo on promotional materials for event (event signage, e-newsletters, print ads, social media, etc.)
• Company logo on back of event t-shirts
• Sponsor recognition during Over The Edge event
• 1 rappelling spot to go Over The Edge

 

 

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