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‘Over the Edge’

Rappellers raise funds for Special Olympics Virginia.

Antonio DeCampos of Alexandria raised $2,220 to be a “Chicken for Charity” and rappel down the outside of the Crystal City Hilton on May 3 in support of Special Olympics Virginia. His theme song for the descent was the “chicken dance.”

Antonio DeCampos of Alexandria raised $2,220 to be a “Chicken for Charity” and rappel down the outside of the Crystal City Hilton on May 3 in support of Special Olympics Virginia. His theme song for the descent was the “chicken dance.” Photo by Deb Cobb.

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Jacqueline Lewis of Loudoun County prepares to go “Over the Edge” of the Crystal City Hilton next to her mother Joy Cavagnaro in support of Special Olympics Virginia on May 3. Cavagnaro is a volunteer with Special Olympics, coaching volleyball and swimming. She raised $5,000 for the event.

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Brian Royer of Ashburn raised $1,500 to go “Over the Edge” in support of Special Olympics Virginia on May 3.

On Friday, May 3, 50 people went “over the edge” and rappelled down the outside of the Crystal City Hilton to raise $50,000 for Special Olympics Virginia.