Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 to assist The 74 Club and Dennis Langan Construction in support of the local non-profits of St. Mary's Home, Mobile Arc, McKemie Place, The Ronald McDonald House, The Exchange Club, Woody's Song, Abba Shrine Children's Transportation Fund, and The Family Center of Mobile.
"Over the Edge gives participants the opportunity to help the less fortunate in our area and experience the thrill of rappelling over 20 stories while friends, family and community watch." - Randy Copeland, board member of The 74 Club
Sponsorships are also available. For more information, please contact Jeff Zoghby or Amy Odom at Mobile Arc, 251.479.7409.
Wings for Autism® Coming to Mobile Regional Airport February 20th
The Mobile Regional Airport is hosting Wings for Autism® on Saturday, February 20, 2016, with an estimated start time of 5:00PM. Wings for Autism® is one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives, and The Arc of Baldwin County, The Arc of Clarke County, Mobile Arc, and the Autism Society of Alabama are thrilled to bring this extraordinary experience to our area. American Airlines has secured two 50-seater aircraft for this event, and registration is full.
Wings for Autism® is an airport “rehearsal” designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a family member with autism spectrum disorders or other intellectual or developmental disabilities experience when traveling by air. This program provides them with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security, and board a plane. It also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals, and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact, and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.
**This event is scheduled around the availability of American Airlines’ planes. We encourage families who register to be prepared for the event to take about 3 hours and eat dinner before coming or bring plenty of snacks for your family. Event check-in will begin at 5:00 PM, and there will be a short reception after all attendees have exited the planes at approximately 7:45 or 8PM.**