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Rappel Planet Hollywood to benefit Special Olympics Nevada

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Updated: 9/15/2014 10:38 pm
LAS VEGAS – Experience the Las Vegas Strip like never before from the roof of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino by rappeling more than 350 feet down the side of the center Strip properly.

In what is described as the world’s most daring fundraiser, individuals can sign up to go over the edge of Planet Hollywood to support the 3,200 athletes of Special Olympics Nevada.

Only 85 people on Oct. 11 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.”

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



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