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DMC Foundation Challenges Thrill Seekers to "Go Over The Edge" on Oct. 26

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

For the past two years, thrill seekers have taken the Del Mar College (DMC) Foundation’s challenge to go “over the edge” to raise funds for student scholarships by rappelling down 20 stories from the rooftop of a Corpus Christi’s Bayfront hotel. Organizers are extending the same opportunity for the 2019 Over The Edge scholarship fundraiser scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina. Registration to participate is underway.


Scholarships are the top priority of the Del Mar College Foundation because scholarships mean access to quality education for our local community, and the College supports our community’s need for a skilled workforce.
Matthew Busby, Director of Development

Over The Edge has raised more than $188,000 since the Foundation first held the event in 2017. The overall goal is to raise $115,000 between registered participants and sponsorships this year.

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I support scholarships at Del Mar College through the DMC Foundation because, as a local businessman, I find there is a shortage of skilled workers in our workforce. Del Mar College provides a skilled workforce.
Gene Seaman, Local Businessman and DMC Foundation Supporter

Seaman is a benefactor of the endowed Gene and Ellen Seaman GED Scholarship at the College. He took the Over The Edge challenge last year and rappelled with his son and grandson to raise scholarship funds for DMC students.

Deemed an “urban adventure,” Over The Edge 2019 is a partnership between the Foundation and Over The Edge Global, a special events company that provides signature activities for nonprofit organizations around the world. Locally, participants raise donations in exchange for the experience of going “over the edge” and rappelling down the prominent Shoreline Blvd. building while getting a bird’s eye view of the Corpus Christi Bay as they work their way down 200 feet.

Individuals who raise at least $1,000 by Oct. 11, or two weeks prior to the event, will rappel down from the hotel’s rooftop. Registrants will receive guidance on their fundraising efforts and will set up their own donation page where family, friends and colleagues can donate funds toward their rappelling experience.

No climbing or rappelling experience is necessary for this event … just enough courage to go “over the edge.” And, various opportunities are available to participate during the event, including individual, team and toss your boss or professor rappelling, keeping your feet on the ground observation and the viewing zone.

Learn more about Over The Edge 2019 and resources to get you on your way to going “over the edge” by visiting www.delmar.edu/foundation.

Still have questions? Contact the DMC Foundation Office at 361-698-1317 or foundation@delmar.edu.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.