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Over the Edge for Special Olympics

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Barbecues are a fun and tasty way to raise money for a good cause, and so are bake sales. But how about going over the edge of Montana's tallest building.

KULR-8's Emily Nantz, Katie Owen, and Katharine MacKnight got the chance to rappel off of the First Interstate Bank building, and you can too as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Montana. This event takes fundraising to new heights.

"We help to raise money for Special Olympics athletes so they can train and compete year round," says Gabe Diaz, Coordinator for Over the Edge. "It's not something that every states does. There are other states that do something similar. But this is a very unique fundraising effort for Special Olympics Montana."

Over the Edge has conducted more than 60 events in the last four years, and this is the third year the fundraiser has taken place in Billings.

"This is a great event because we have a lot of fun putting it on and watching people come over the end and seeing their smiles and their faces at the bottom," says Randy Scott, Chair of the First Interstate Foundation.

For First Interstate Bank employees, lending their tower for the fundraiser is just one of the ways the company can help a good cause.

"Our people give back to the communities and this is just another way that First Interstate is able to give back," says Scott.

You too can rappel the 19-story building Thursday. That's when the opportunity is available to the public. All you have to do is raise a minimum of $1,000 which will support the Special Olympics in Montana, so the athletes can train and compete year round. Spots are still open. Just click on Connections for more details.

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