By Taylor Skinner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This spring the Tennessee Titans supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee by sending T-Rac "Over the Edge." This annual fundraiser allows participants the opportunity to walk off the roof of the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville. The 269-foot decent offers "edgers" an unparalleled view of the Nashville Skyline and one unique adrenaline rush!
Big Brothers Big Sisters help children realize their potential and build their futures through mentorship. Pairing kids with role models helps build confidence and social skills. Children involved in the program are less likely to use illegal drugs and alcohol, skip school less, and have a lower risk of becoming violent with others. Having an adult in their lives to look up to and confide in has a positive impact on their home and school lives. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing and beyond is made possible by the financial contributions from the community.
For the past several years Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has put on this wild fundraiser not only as a means to raise funds for the organization, but to showcase the endless opportunities they have available for others to mentor youth in our community.
Event organizers exceeded fundraising expectations by raising over $128,000 this year. All proceeds will be used to provide positive adult role models to those children waiting right now in Middle Tennessee. Next year's goal is to raise over $150,000.
To find out more about this unusual event and to register for next year's "Over the Edge," visit overtheedgenashville.com.
The Titans and Tennessee State Parks are teaming together to promote the NFL's 'PLAY 60' program throughout hundreds of greater Nashville elementary schools. (Donn Jones Photography.com)