Heartland Over The Edge 2018

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Event Details and Spectator Information

Over the Edge for Heartland Youth For Christ presented by Cassill Motors, is a unique fundraising challenge in which participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum in exchange for the opportunity of a lifetime – to rappel down the historic Iowa Building overlooking downtown Cedar Rapids. This event is exclusive to the Cedar Rapids community and spots will go quickly.

Where: Historic Iowa Building in Downtown Cedar Rapids

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 & Saturday, July 21, 2018

  • Edgers will be assigned to rappel slots as they complete their fundraising commitments
  • Prior to the event, edgers will be assigned rappel time slots that they can share with their friends and family. We recommend that supporters arrive early to ensure they don’t miss the rappel! There is no cost to attend this inspiring event as a spectator!

There is a $50 registration fee, which will be counted towards your fundraising commitment! Heartland Youth For Christ staff will contact you after you fill out your registration.

Individual Edger - $1,000

Create a Corporate Team - $2,500 (3 Person Teams)

We are here to help ensure that all of our edgers get the chance to go over the edge! We provide you with all the tips, tools and fundraising support to not only reach your fundraising goals, but surpass them. When registering, you will receive a fundraising website and we will provide you with an online fundraising toolkit and support.

Your online fundraising website can be personalized and we can provide information on how to start an email and letter writing campaign. Most participants raise a majority of their fundraising commitment through these efforts. To supplement those funds, edgers can hold local fundraisers as well.

Sponsorship Information

Be a part of our team and celebrate the bravery of edgers, youth, family, and friends. It is the generosity of local partnerships that make the event a success.

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor for 2018 Over the Edge for Heartland Youth For Christ?

Presenting Sponsor $10,000 (Spot Filled)

Rope Sponsor $5,000 (2 available)

Drop Zone Sponsor: $2,500 (4 available)

Shirt Sponsor: $1,500 (1 available)

For more information and available sponsorship opportunities email clammersyfc@gmail.com.

Edgers, supporters and spectators will enjoy this high energy event!





Because Linn, Benton and Johnson Counties are filled with thousands of hurting youth and families. Suicide replaces homicide as a second leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers. www.prb.org Edgers will have the opportunity to fundraise to help impact the lives of youth like these:

  • I wish you knew that I'm falling apart...I hate myself and I wish I could just disappear. -Freshman Girl
  • I wish you knew I'm longing for strength because I am lost. -Senior Boy
  • I wish you knew the last time I talked to my mom, I told her she should have died. Three hours later she did and now I have to live with that. -Freshman Boy
  • I wish you knew that I have severe depression and I think about giving up on a daily basis.-Sophomore Girl

YFC provides before/after school and neighborhood programs for youth in our community. These programs provide a safe place for youth to belong where they are engaged by loving adult staff and volunteers. These caring adults help young people navigate through some of lifes most difficult situations and provide them with a safe place to share in community. Additionally, YFC offers summer camps through out the US as well as mentoring.

Interested in Volunteering?

Over the Edge for Heartland Youth For Christ requires a lot of volunteer help. If you are passionate about YFC, think rappelling is cool or you support a vibrant downtown Cedar Rapids, this is the event for you. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact clammersyfc@gmail.com or call 319-393-7996.

Spectator Information

Prior to the event, edgers will be assigned rappel time slots that they can share with their friends and family. We recommend that supporters arrive early to ensure they don’t miss the rappel! There is no cost to attend this inspiring event as a spectator!

Create a Company Team

Consider bonding with your co-workers for a good cause. Company teams provide a great opportunity for team-building! Set up a customized company page and either raise money to go over yourself or collectively raise money to Toss Your Boss! Teams starts at $2,500. For more information email clammersyfc@gmail.com.

Participant What to Expect

Volunteer for the Event

Fundraising Manual

Sample Fundraising Letter 1

Sample Fundraising Letter 2

Desmond Drischell
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Bud & Naomi Jermeland
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Chris Nelson
My niece was in Youth For Christ 2 years ago. Such a wonderful organization!!!
Source: https://www.grouprev.com/heartlandovertheedge2018-kim-drischell
Phil & Christy Rezin
Sounds like you’ll have fun while supporting a worthy cause!
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Carol Motske
I will be there to catch you with Eric
Source: https://www.grouprev.com/heartlandovertheedge2018-kim-drischell
Melissa Hammersland
thanks for your courage and encouragement
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Alina Loux
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Janette Fiedler $1,000.00
Andrew Engesser
Good luck Abbi!!! I hope it is a blessing to all :)
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Betty Siedschlag
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Greg & Yucelyn Turek
Go Spidey!
Source: https://www.grouprev.com/heartlandovertheedge2018-ralph-mansker
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Go change the world and stuff
Source: https://www.grouprev.com/heartlandovertheedge2018-abbi-sager
Whitney Lammers
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Source: https://www.grouprev.com/heartlandovertheedge2018-ralph-mansker
Team Drischell $170.00
Team Sager $320.00

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