Why Are People Rappelling Down The Downtown Evansville CenterPoint Energy Building?
If you have driven through Downtown Evansville the past couple of days, you might've thought there was a big-time action movie being filmed. There was a ton of action, and some cameras, but the big stars have been the Granted Wish Kids.
Over The Edge 4 Granted
This unique fundraiser has been a dream of the Granted staff and board members for a few years. Oh, I should mention that Granted is run by one full-time and two part-time staffers. This was a challenging event to put on because it required the use of a building tall enough to rappel down.
Hold My Beer
Board member (Also known as an honorary member of the rock band KISS) Jeff Perdue asked for a challenge that he could take on. And boy did he! I'm convinced there is more than one Jeff Perdue - a twin, or triplets perhaps? He was able to convince CenterPoint Energy to allow the use of their building for this crazy fundraiser.
Support After The Wish
Something that makes granted very unique is the support the family receives long after their wish is granted. The staff and volunteers at granted stay in contact with the family, and they hold special events and groups for the parents. The bond they build is real, but none of this is possible without donations and fundraising.
Goal Set - Goal Exceeded
So the original fundraising goal was $200,000. As I write this, $266,788 has been raised! You can still donate HERE.
Watch Liberty Rappel
Braxton is one of the coolest dudes that I know. He actually joined me on the radio one morning when Bobby was out. We bonded over monster trucks and his love of hockey. My little friend is one of the Granted Wish Kids, and his family has had the support of Granted for years. He is literally the reason I wanted to go Over The Edge!