Mark Kelly of Safety Marking LLC, sponsors Over the Edge Event with Wakeman Boys and Girls Club of Connecticut

Saturday, October 28, dozens of brave supporters rappelled down a high-rise office building as part of the annual Over The Edge fundraiser for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. This unique event asks individuals to raise a minimum of $1,000 to secure a spot to rappel off the 248-foot-high M&T Bank Regional Headquarters at 850 Main St. in Bridgeport, CT.  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.

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.

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