"Over the Edge" supports the YWCA

Published: Aug. 17, 2019 at 9:09 PM CDT
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A few rain drops Saturday morning didn't stop dozens of Minot residents from rappelling down the Parker Building.

It was all part of the second annual "Over the Edge" event.

Each rappeller, or “edger,” raised at least $1,000 to support women and children who rely on the services provided at the Minot YWCA.

Nearly 60 people scaled the building, to the cheers of their supporters.

“It was pretty exhilarating. I was put to the task of getting my dad on the GoPro, and so yeah, I was a little nervous at first, but everyone's really well-trained, they go over things, double, triple-check things, and I felt really good about actually getting out on the ledge, and starting to go down,” said Jordon Lakoduk, one of the “edgers.”

Organizers say they surpassed the day's fundraising goal for the YWCA.

Early reports indicate they raised more than $78,000.

You can learn more about the Minot YWCA’s mission here: