Camp for All Partners With Howard Hughes for Over the Edge 2021 Event

By: Dami Akande
| Published 03/03/2021

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HOUSTON, TX – Camp For All, a local not-for-profit, barrier-free camp working in partnership with more than 65 other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families, will host Over The Edge 2021, a fundraiser and rappelling event in The Woodlands®. The annual rappel will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with fundraisers rappelling over the edge of The Woodlands Tower, a 31-story office building formerly known as Hackett Tower.

The long-awaited fundraiser and rappelling event will be held at The Woodlands Tower® at the Waterway in The Woodlands® with COVID-19 precautions.


Camp For All Goes Over The Edge 2021 will help support camp attendance for the approximately 10,000 campers that it serves each year at its 206-acre, barrier-free facility in Washington County. Participants are encouraged to create teams and fundraise to help them achieve their fundraising goals as they prepare to “go Over The Edge.” The family-friendly event will last all day, with the first rappellers gearing up as early as 8 a.m. Participants will rappel from the rooftop of the Woodlands Tower building down to the spacious 11th-floor Skydeck, for a 20-story descent. Friends and family of the rappellers will be able to cheer on participants from the Skydeck and greet them upon landing.

This year’s event is especially significant, as the organization recovers from the financial strain of last year’s pandemic-related closure that left Camp suffering a loss of over $2 million and forced it to cancel last year’s Over the Edge rappel. While 2021 has been far brighter with the safe return of several camps, the organization is eager to rebuild its presence within the community through this exciting rappel.

Camp For All aims to raise $150,000 through the annual fundraising event. “We’re so thrilled to finally bring our annual Camp For All Goes Over The Edge event to life after last year’s cancellation. The challenges of the past year have shaken but not defeated the Camp For All spirit and we’re excited to use this event to support our mission of providing life-changing, barrier-free experiences for our incredible campers,” says Camp For all President and CEO, Pat Sorrells. “Thank you to the wonderful Howard Hughes team for their continued generosity and support. This event wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Camp For All Goes Over The Edge 2021 currently has space for 80 rappellers to participate. Those planning to rappel must fundraise $1,500 to secure their spots. Rappellers as well as their friends and family wishing to attend as supporters will be required to follow both The Howard Hughes Corporation® and Over The Edge social distancing guidelines including wearing masks and maintaining six feet distance within the 11th-floor Skydeck guest area.

Camp For All Goes Over The Edge 2021 is generously hosted by the Howard Hughes Corporation, a second-time partner with Camp For All. 'We know that this partnership of Howard Hughes with Camp For All will bring a great result for the campers and their families. We are thrilled to join our friends at Camp For All and support this worthwhile cause,' said Jim Carman, President, Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation.

To learn more about Camp For All Goes Over The Edge 2021, sign up to be a rappeller, join a fundraising team or donate to a rappeller, visit bit.ly/campforallote2021 or contact Ricki Hendrix at rhendrix@campforall.org. For media inquiries, please contact Dami Akande at dami@likemindstalk.com.

ABOUT CAMP FOR ALL
Camp For All is a unique barrier-free camp that helps children and adults with special needs or challenging illnesses discover life through learning what they can do, as opposed to what they can’t. Opened in 1998 in Burton, TX by two Houston physicians and a father of a child with cancer, Camp For All is recognized as a national leader in creating and providing proven life-changing experiences through a passionate and professional staff, cutting-edge facilities and innovative programming. Camp For All enriches the lives of approximately 10,000 children, adults, and families throughout the year through collaborations and partnerships with more than 65 other not-for-profits. Programming includes Camp For All 2U, the award-winning outreach program that brings activities and programming to hospitals, schools and social service agencies.

ABOUT THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country's preeminent portfolio of master-planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai?i. The Howard Hughes Corporation's portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit www.howardhughes.com.

ABOUT THE WOODLANDS®
The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master-planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 45-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master-planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to over 117,000 people, and nearly 68,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is one of the top-selling master-planned communities in Texas and the nation. The Woodlands was named “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. The community was also consecutively named “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2017 and 2016 and “Master Planned Community of the Year” in 2015 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT OVER THE EDGE
Over The Edge is a company that provides signature events for not-for-profit organizations all over the world. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going Over The Edge of a local building.

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