ROCHESTER, Minn. – Thursday was a hot one, but the weather wasn’t stopping an event that benefits local Girl Scouts, and let’s just say it’s not for the faint of heart.
Beginning in the morning, people rappelled down the US Bank Building in downtown Rochester. It’s called Over the Edge and it raises money for Girl Scouts River Valleys.
Brave participants had to raise pledges to get the opportunity to rappel down 9 stories, which is about 119ft. The organization raised $100,000 during the event.
The CEO of Girl Scouts River Valley tells us that it’s especially important in this day and age to make sure girls feel that they have support from those around them.
“That they know that they can succeed, that they can kind of stretch their boundaries and step outside of their comfort zone and we want to give them the opportunity to do that,” explains Tish Bolger.
The funds raised will go towards renovating Camp Edith Mayo.
“We’re creating a space for girls and their families to enjoy an urban camp experience so indoor/outdoor, technology, robotics, STEM, we’re going to have it all it’s going to be terrific.”