- by Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor
Last month, SM&P Client Relations & Marketing Director Victoria Turney participated in the 7th Annual Over the Edge rappelling challenge, hosted by Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) at the Overlook III in Vinings. The Over the Edge fundraiser benefits the year-round training activities and competition for more than 27,000 Georgia Special Olympics athletes.
The 52 Atlanta area participants enjoyed an adrenaline rush as they rappelled from the 22-story building, in support of the annual Georgia Special Olympics. Local residents joined Special Olympic athletes and fans to cheer on the “Edgers” throughout a fun-filled day at the Overlook.
With the help of SM&P employees, friends, and family, Victoria -- a first-time Edger -- raised close to $3,500, doing her part to take Georgia athletes to new heights. “It was a great way to wrap up the fundraising efforts. I couldn’t have raised the money without the support of my family and community. It is a deserving cause, which made the ‘ask’ easy.”
Victoria is a long-time member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club. As an immediate past Division 15 lieutenant governor, Victoria was instrumental in organizing the Chattooga aKtion Club, whose members are adults with disabilities, in the Kennesaw (Cobb County) area.
According to Georgia Milton-Sheats, CEO of Special Olympics Georgia, the Over the Edge event has been successful and a thrill to host. The SOGA staff looks forward to continuing to create unique and exciting ways for supporters to step out of their comfort zones and connect with these enthusiastic athletes. Victoria is eager to lend them a helping hand in the future.