MCLEAN COUNTY Ill.-Something BIG is happening right here in Bloomington-Normal!

For the first time in Bloomington-Normal, the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and the Child Protection Network are co-hosting an Over The Edge event October 11-12, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.

Over The Edge is a fundraising event that allows individuals, teams, groups, or companies to raise money for local youth and in turn, will have the opportunity to rappel off of the roof of the nine-story Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. All money raised will benefit both nonprofits, helping to make their missions possible.

The event will begin Friday, October 11 with media highlighting the rappel of ten community VIPs. On the second day of the event, any individual who raises $1,000 or more will have the opportunity to rappel from the top of the Marriott in Uptown Normal.

To register and start fundraising, participants can visit the online peer-to-peer fundraising website at