With harnesses, helmets and just maybe a little bit of height --
"I went over the edge," said Lynn Souza, a participant in Special Olympics Connecticut's second annual "over the edge" event.
-- people like Lynn Souza rappelled down 15 stories Thursday, raising money for Special Olympics Connecticut.
"Special Olympics, I mean, it can't get better than that," said Souza. "A great event; a great cause; a great day."
From the rooftop of 101 Park Place, professionals guided participants over the edge. It's a fitting name for the company that helps nonprofits around the world fundraise with these rappelling events.
"They're very confident in what they do, so they put me at complete ease and it was really a lot of fun," said Diane Maclean, a participant.
"The whole staff is amazing, first of all. They just are a really good group. You feel really safe," said Souza.
"You actually feel pretty good about yourself when you're done because not only did you do it, but you raised money for a charity that does a great job for people with intellectual disabilities
Doherty says they expect to raise $30,000 from today. The organization hosts other over the edge events annually at Mohegan Sun and in Hartford.