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Going ‘Over the Edge’ for a cause

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 05:22 PM EDT
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. -- If you were in downtown Wheeling Friday, or plan on driving through Saturday, you may see a peculiar site -- dozens of people rappelling the side of a building.
But it’s not just any building. It’s the 9-story, 116-feet tall Stone Center Building. And it's all to benefit the YWCA.
Among those taking the plunge Friday was the Voice of the Wheeling Nailers, D.J. Abisalih and team mascot Spike.
Asked if he was afraid, Abisalih said, “No not at all. These people are trained, so I feel 100 percent confident.”
Spike simply offered lacking-in-confidence shake of the head no.
The event is for the YWCA, an organization that works to empower women. Included among those scaling, or planning to scale the building, were Wheeling's police chief, the mayor, and local business owners.
"It's a rush,” said Wheeling’s Don Feenerty. “You look down, it's a little scary, but they tell you everything you need to know.”
Each person, or a local sponsor, paid $1,000 for the Over the Edge event. And most people Friday said it was worth it.
If you'd like to get involved, there is still time, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.  
For more information, visit:
Or call the YWCA Wheeling at 304.232.0511

Going ‘Over the Edge’ for a cause

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