On February 17th and 18th, The El Paso Zoological Society  teamed up with Over the Edge and the City’s Parks and Recreation department to bring a unique adventurous fundraising event to Downtown El Paso. Much like our spider monkeys that rappel from ropes, over 50 participants or “Edgers” registered to safely rappel from the Anson Mills Building by fundraising a minimum of $1,000 to benefit wildlife care, education and conservation efforts at the El Paso Zoo.

Friday the 17th featured local media like Glen Garza of KLAQ and Monika from KISS FM.  If you tuned into KTSM at 5pm, you got to see news anchor Don Guevarra rappel live while weatherman Chuck Debroder as the rest of the KTSM cheered him on.  Denise Olivas of KVIA and Cesar Contreras of Univision also joined in on the fun representing their stations.  Many spectators, especially children enjoyed watching the El Paso Zoo Society’s very own Jiggy the Giraffe bravely rappel down as well.

All Edgers then attended an exclusive Over the Edge Liquid Courage Party courtesy of the Double Tree Downtown.

On Saturday the 18th, thanks to Parks and Recreation, this was one block party you shouldn’t have missed!  Downtown’s San Jacinto Plaza played host to food trucks, art and craft vendors, entertainment, live music, and a free concert showcasing Chuco Soul Project to close out the night.

The Society would like to thank all those who supported Over the Edge (& Into the Fun!):

  • Western Refining
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • L&J Café
  • El Paso Parks and Recreation
  • Sun City Carpet
  • Mills Plaza
  • Borderplex Trust
  • Borderplex Realty
  • WestStar Bank
  • Visit El Paso
  • El Paso Chihuahuas
  • El Paso Downtown Management District
  • Elite Medical Transport
  • PRIDE Construction
  • 4 Rivers Equipment