BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Over The Edge event will be at M&T Bank New England Regional headquarters in Bridgeport, CT this year. Over 50 sponsor participants are inspired to rappel down the 248-foot-high building to help raise funds for the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Teen Awareness programs. Participants were required to raise a minimum $1000, which provides two annual memberships for two teens who otherwise could not afford to join the Wakeman BGC community. Gina Luczaj, Director of Community Engagement shared, “Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is honored to hold our 4th Over The Edge rappelling fundraiser. Participants of all ages rappel down the M&T Bank building in support of our Club kids and teens. We can always depend on loyal supporters like Safety Marking Inc. to ensure a successful event.”
About Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
Since 1913, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club has provided a safe place for youth and teens after school, evenings and weekends with nationally acclaimed programming that focuses on Academic Success, Character & Leadership Development, and Healthy Lifestyles. Led by professional staff and volunteers, the organization serves 3,300 youth annually through its Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in Bridgeport and its Southport Clubhouse and McKinley and Holland Hill School-Based Sites in Fairfield. Additionally, we have broken ground on a third clubhouse! This newest addition will be on Madison Avenue in Bridgeport and serve the North End and the Hollow neighborhoods.
The important mission at WBGC is to provide a positive place for kids to grow into caring, responsible citizens, offering hope, opportunity, and a sense of belonging to every youngster who walks through their doors. Mark Kelly of Safety Marking Inc. is also committed to this mission sharing: “Community giving has always been an integral part of Safety Marking Inc’s culture. The Over the Edge event is a great way to support this important organization here in Fairfield County. We have been partners with Wakeman Boys and Girls Club for more than 40 years and we look forward to continuing our efforts to make a positive impact for teen development programs.”