Help push me over the edge of the Rio in Las Vegas, 51 stories high!

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ok folks,

Here’s the deal.  I am trying to raise $1000 for Special Olympics.  If I can reach that goal, they will let me rappel off the top of the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  That’s 51 stories high!

Here’s the catch, I’ve NEVER rappelled before. NEVER.

Why am I doing this? Who knows. I think it’s a good cause and I’ve always wanted to rappel.

I’ve done a few other high risk activities in my life.  I’ve been a pilot for over 20 years, a licensed skydiver, and I’ve jumped off the Stratosphere on their Skyjump attraction.

We got off to a good start on Twitter this morning.  Within the first hour we had already raised almost 25% of our goal.  We just need a few more folks to help out and we will have made it.  Please help out.  No amount is too small.

As an added incentive and show of appreciation to all those who donate, I will be sending each of you a little gift from work.  I know the ultimate thanks would be to have the ability to give everyone a ride in the F-15E, but that’s just not possible.  So the best I can do is a small gift from our squadron to show my appreciation.  If I get enough donations, I’ll hold a raffle for a special gift which I’ll announce at the jump on 8 Oct.

Lastly, for everyone who donates, you’ll get a special shoutout/mention on the T-shirt that I’ll be wearing for the event.  I’ll have it special made just for Special Olympics and you can have your name or @Twitter name listed on it to recognize everyone who made this possible.

Not much time remaining before the event, so please click on the link below and help us out.

Much appreciated.




UPDATE: WE ARE ALMOST THERE! 76% of our goal has been raised in just 3 days.  Let’s spread the word, share this blog, retweet, etc and get us over the top this weekend! Thank you to everyone who has already donated; we’re almost there!!!

  1. Julie says:

    Good luck! I sent this link to a few of my friends as well.

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