Archive for Monday, September 7, 2015

Adventure seekers rappel 13-story Topeka building

September 7, 2015

— Raising money for charity has turned into an adrenalin-producing adventure in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that adventure seekers turned out Saturday morning to rappel down a 13-story Westar Energy building. The event was a fundraiser for the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.

Each participant is responsible for raising $1,000 for the center. The Children's Discovery Center and Over the Edge, a Canadian company that works with nonprofits, hosted the event.

The participants included newlyweds Madison and Jenni Ruelle, who exchanged a kiss after making their way down building. Another participant, 33-year-old Chris Rogers, of Lawrence, said he had pure adrenaline running through his veins when he stepped off the edge of the building.

The money raised will go toward educational programs, exhibits and camps that the center provides.

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