Local Girl Scouts to take fundraising to new heights

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Posted9/29/2017 1:00 AM
  • The tower at Pheasant Run Resort will be the site of "Over the Edge," a 2018 fundraising event by the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, providing participants the chance to rappel down a building.

    The tower at Pheasant Run Resort will be the site of "Over the Edge," a 2018 fundraising event by the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, providing participants the chance to rappel down a building. Courtesy of Pheasant Run Resort

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and Pheasant Run Resort are joining together to take fundraising to new heights through "Over the Edge" on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018.

"Over the Edge" is an unusual fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting environment. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is excited to announce a partnership with the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, as the location for this event. At 16 stories up, participants will have the distinction of rappelling over 140 feet! If you love outdoor adventures or want to challenge yourself to new levels, this is definitely an experience you won't want to miss!

"At Girl Scouts, we know outdoor activities provide opportunities for girls to learn and practice important skills, experience unforgettable adventures, and triumph through individual and group challenges!," says Fiona Cummings, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois CEO. "Girls often gain confidence by trying something new, overcoming fear, and practicing to improve specific skills.

"When we learned about Over the Edge we knew it was the perfect fundraising event for us; one that fits well with what Girl Scouts is about. Best of all, this event allows us to share that experience with the public. Anyone who would like to rappel is invited to register. Plus, we are pleased to partner with Pheasant Run Resort, an ideal location for this exciting and thrilling growth experience."

"The Pheasant Run Resort has been a family getaway for over 50 years," says France Langan, General Manager of The Pheasant Run Resort. "This year, we've been adding to the unique experiences we offer to families with our theater productions, I-Panic Escape Rooms, nightly weekend entertainment, and more. A chance to partner with such a wonderful organization as the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and help to raise money ultimately for families is a true honor! Our unique guest room tower in the Kane/DuPage County skyline obviously is hard to miss and was a natural setting for such a wonderful cause."

Limited to the first 92 participants, individuals, ages 14 and older, who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000. There is no experience or prior training needed in order to register. The "Over the Edge" staff consists of a team of experts who possess an outstanding safety record, and who provide the technical expertise, training, and equipment needed for the event.

Visit www.girlscoutsni.org/ote for more information or to sign up today! All proceeds raised through Over the Edge with Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will provide membership and program assistance to current and future Girl Scouts in 16 local counties.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois believes every girl can change the world. Girl Scouts develop the independence and confidence to guide their own lives and build a better world. They put girls in the driver's seat and encourage them to customize their own experience. With programs focused on the outdoors, career and interest exploration, travel and global community, and practical life skills, in addition to community service projects, every girl has the opportunity to unlock her full potential and be amazing!

The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call (844) GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).

For more than 50 years, Pheasant Run Resort's combination of on-site entertainment, recreation, delicious dining, and sprawling venues have established it as a Midwestern treasure. St. Charles, Illinois, is known for its close proximity to Chicago's big city perks, but with all the grace of a small town. In such spirit, this countryside property is like a city in and of itself, complete with apartment-style suites, a theater, live comedy, diverse dining options, 18 holes of golf, tennis, and swimming.

Over The Edge is a special events company providing signature events for nonprofit organizations around 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 prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars, and provides participants with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Their mission is to create a legacy with a 10-year goal to help nonprofit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million.

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