Thrillseekers rappel for a cause

Over the edge fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 15:18:25-04

A unique fundraiser will allow about forty adrenaline junkies to rappel twenty stories down the side of the U.S. bank building in downtown Boise.

This is the first year for "Over the Edge," a fundraising event that benefits Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity.

The event expects to raise about 50,000 dollars which will be used to buy land and build houses for habitat. 

Planning began just over a year ago and it continues as crew spent today setting up the rappelling point on top of the building.

"It gave an opportunity for somebody who said well, I’m going to do a yard sale or I’m doing a fun run or I’m doing other activities that I’ll use and be a fundraiser for habitat and they could raise funds that way or they could just decide they're going to donate to habitat in order to be able to go down the side there."

The main event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There are still spots available for folks who would like to repel if they show up to the event with the $1000 donation. 

For more information on the event head to