6.20.14

Taking Wish Granting to New Heights – Austin Over the Edge

Remember that time when 200 people rappelled down the side of the W Hotel in Austin over the course of a weekend? Yeah, that was pretty rad. On June 14th & 15th, 2014, Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas sent sponsors, fundraisers, Wish Kids, and their family members over the side of the 38-story W Hotel building in Austin, TX – a thrilling opportunity that doubles as a reward for doing good. The event’s daredevil theme encourages participants to face their fears, just as courageous Wish Kids must do each day.

Austin Over the Edge was a huge success, with over $450,000 raised. This amount far surpassed the fundraising goal of $300,000, and is enough to grant the wishes of 90 kids in central and south Texas. That feels damn good.

We are so proud of and thankful for 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.

Check out Katie, Farrell, and Fonz representin’ the Torchy’s Tacos family:

Over the Edge Katie

farrell - over the edge

fonz over the edge

More pictures from the event here. And please know that the event website will be accepting donations until June 30th.