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Over the Edge

People inside the Hotel Blackhawk watch Tuesday as KWQC-TV reporter Bailey Deitz rappels down the front of the building. The stunt was a promotion for today's "Over The Edge" fundraising event to support the Special Olympics in Iowa and Illinois. (Kevin E. Schmidt/QUAD-CITY TIMES)

Special Olympics officials are still seeking participants for today’s “Over the Edge” fundraiser in downtown Davenport.

Participants will rappel off the 11-story Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St. They are asked to raise a minimum of $750 to support athletes with intellectual disabilities who train and compete through Special Olympics Iowa and Special Olympics Illinois.

Activities will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the hotel.

Organizer Lindsay Eastin said people can show up to participate from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll need to register one hour in advance.

In the spirit of Halloween, rappellers are encouraged to come in costume, Eastin said.

To register or for more information about “Over the Edge” Quad-Cities participation and sponsorship, call 515-986-5520 or visit in Iowa or call 309-734-5903 or visit in Illinois.

Those who raise $1,000 or more will be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 voucher to use toward any Allegiant Airlines vacation package, given by Allegiant and Quad-City International Airport.

The event is supported by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run, made up of officers from every branch of law enforcement, raises awareness and funds year-round to support Special Olympics programs, including those in Illinois and Iowa.

Sponsors for Over the Edge Quad-Cities include Hotel Blackhawk, city of Davenport, Quad-City Times, KWQC-TV6 and 101.3 KISS-FM.