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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida presents Over the Edge rappelling fundraiser Feb. 25, 2017

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is partnering with Over the Edge USA to present the 2017 Over the Edge rappelling fundraising event at 8 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2017 at Naples Grand Beach Resort in Naples. The fundraising event allows for participants to raise pledges ($1,000 minimum) in exchange for the thrilling experience of rappelling over the edge (170 ft.) of the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Funds raised will support Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s mission to bring economic education programs to Southwest Florida students. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida executive board members Christina Harris Schwinn and Kimberly Pitts will serve as committee chairs for the event.

“Our upcoming Over the Edge event provides a thrilling opportunity for our community to support a great cause,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “Edgers will test their adventurous spirits, all while supporting our organization in bringing educational programs to students throughout Southwest Florida.”

In 2015, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL) netted more than $65,000 during the Over the Edge rappelling event at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Sixty-seven edgers took part in the two-day event, including Sen. Garrett Richter, former Naples Mayor John F. Sorey III, retired North Naples Fire Chief Orly Stolts and Lt. Paul Cummins of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to seeking participants to rappel, or “edgers,” Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers. Those interested in participating as an edger, sponsor or volunteer are encouraged to visit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s website at www.jaswfl.org/over-the-edge.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA):

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA of Southwest Florida programs are delivered to students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.JA.org for more information. For more information about JA of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

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