Sunday, July 21, 2024

People will go ‘Over the Edge’ of a City Center building…for a good cause

NEWPORT NEWS — If you have ever wondered what it would be like to rappel down the side of a building, or toss your boss off the roof, the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is giving you that chance May 5.

In the group’s Over the Edge event, participants will rappel down the side of the Holiday Inn Newport News at City Center.

There is a $1,000 minimum pledge for the participants, with prizes if you raise more than that amount.

The United Way also is offering a “Toss the Boss” option for companies and groups that want to raise funds as a team.

There will be other activities, music and games, as well as food and beer trucks.

To register and for more information, click here.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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