Matthew Lambrecht representing Torchy’s Tacos – Over the Edge
478 Feet. 38 Floors. 200 Rappellers. And another year of Austin Over the Edge is complete. Torchy’s Tacos had a blast participating as this year’s Basecamp Sponsor. In support of the Make-A-Wish® mission, we contributed food, funds, and even a few warm bodies to go Over the Edge of Austin’s W Hotel.
Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions that depend on courage to overcome obstacles every day. Once a year, they challenge YOU to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel down 38 stories at W Austin. The first 200 individuals to raise a minimum of $1,500 earn a spot to go Over The Edge for Make-A-Wish®. More than 350 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed each year with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year we granted over 230 wishes – help us reach more of these children and create hope, strength and joy in their lives.
This year’s event was even bigger and more successful, raising over $488,000 and granting 97 wishes. There’s no way around it, that’s freaking awesome. Care to help the organization take it to 100? Donations are accepted through June 30th, 2015 at www.austinovertheedge.com.
Huge shout out to all the rappellers, sponsors, in-kind supporters, volunteers, Wish Families, Staff, board members, and supportive friends and families who contributed to making this a super awesome event. See you next year!
More event photos here.
Left: Kat Chapman of Torchy’s Tacos and Wish kid cheering squad. Right: Wish Kid Rex hi-fives a brave Edger. Above: Wish kid Gabi and family (images courtesy of Make-A-Wish)