Rappel Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Benefit Special Olympics Nevada

June 1, 2014 by  

Rappel Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Benefit Special Olympics Nevada
Experience the Las Vegas Strip like never before from the roof of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino before you rappel more than 350 feet down the side of the center Strip properly. In the world’s most daring fundraiser, brave individuals can sign up to go over the edge of Planet Hollywood to support the 3,200 athletes of Special Olympics Nevada (Photo from 2012  Over The Edge in Reno event – Photo credit:

Come Oct. 11, only 85 people will get the chance to Rappel Planet Hollywood and registration is currently open at All participants fundraise a minimum $1,000, which directly benefits Special Olympics Nevada athletes, who compete year-round at no cost to them because of events like Rappel Planet Hollywood.

“It is a rush and you can help change a lot of people’s lives,” two-time rappeller and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino executive Joe Lusch said. “There is power in numbers, get started early. There is no telling how far over the $1,000 mark that rappellers can go. Many people applaud the effort and will forever look at you differently.”

Rappellers are trained by Over the Edge professionals, secured with harnesses and then rappel 350 feet down the side of Planet Hollywood. Special Olympics Nevada provides rappellers with a fundraising website and a variety of tools to boost their fundraising efforts.

“It’s a tremendous experience” four-time rappeller Mary Ann Denis said. “It is fun, inspiring and you spend the day with great people and great athletes. Special Olympics is one of my favorite charities, and I love to rappel. I raise money doing something I love for a cause I believe in.”

Rappellers come from all backgrounds and locations as Rappel Planet Hollywood draws people from across the country. Community members of all ages, Las Vegas celebrities and Special Olympics athletes have rappelled. Corporations have sponsored their employees’ rappel spots as an incentive. Some offices even take up collection pools to toss their bosses.

Special Olympics Nevada provides year-round sports training and competition programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes or their families. When individuals sign up to Rappel Planet Hollywood, not only do they get a rare experience, they will feel great knowing the money raised benefits the 3,200 athletes of Special Olympics Nevada.

Register today at

Special Olympics Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are 3,200 athletes who compete in 20 competitions throughout the region in eight sports. Included in that figure are 2,000 special education student-athletes who have Special Olympics in the classroom through our Schools Partnership Program. Special Olympics requires the extraordinary support and time of 3,340 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Nevada visit or join us at and

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