Boston: Special Olympics Volunteers Go Over The Edge

Emily’s Edgers, a group organized by Marshfield’s Lenny Coppenrath, participated in the Massachusetts Special Olympics Over the Edge fundraiser this weekend.

This time each year, they jump over the edge of the 24-story Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston and rappel down ropes. People pay them $50,000 to do it.

Coppenrath goes over the edge in costume – this year in recognition of the Boston Firefighters Union which supplies many of the event volunteers.

Listen to interviews during the event:



Coppenrath says thank you to everyone that helped make this happen. WATD’s Christine James sat down with Lenny for details.



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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.