Go ‘Over the Edge’ to help send students to college

Posted at 5:24 AM, Oct 19, 2018

Are you ready for your next adventure!? You can join Del Mar College for a fundraising challenge that gives you an adrenaline rush like no other.

 Registration is now open for “Over the Edge,” a unique fundraising event which allows thrill-seekers to rappel 20 stories down the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina on North Shoreline Blvd.

 The Del Mar College Foundation’s second annual Over the Edge Scholarship Fundraiser will take place October 19 between 5 and 6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina, (707 N. Shoreline Blvd.)

Partnering with Over the Edge Global, a special events company that provides signature events for nonprofit organizations around the world, is looking to help the Del Mar College Scholarship Foundation reach their goal to raise $100,000 for DMC students.

“Scholarships are the number one priority of the Del Mar College Foundation because scholarships mean access to quality education for our local citizens,” said Mary McQueen, CFRE and Executive Director of Development and the DMC Foundation. “Being able to raise this important support for local students through such a fun and innovative special event just adds to the joy of helping deliver those dreams of a better life for individuals and their families.”

The Foundation’s rappelling fundraiser gives thrill seekers ultimate urban adventure while helping students make dreams possible through scholarships; Organizers are still taking donations online and during the event for a worthy cause.

No climbing or rappelling experience is necessary for this event, just enough courage to go “over the edge.” Participants include faculty, staff, alumni, former Board of Regents members, community leaders and even two students––including English major Lorine Hernandez.

 DMC President and CEO Dr. Mark Escamilla and the DMC Valdar the Viking will also be rappelling 200 feet down from the top of the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina as part of the DMC Foundation’s “Over the Edge” scholarship fundraiser. Dr. Escamilla has challenged the College and general community to help him raise $15,000 for student scholarships.

Individuals can continue to support the effort by making donations through the Foundation’s Over the Edge website or coming to the event to watch rappellers and donate in-person.

(Best view is corner of Shoreline Blvd. and Taylor Street)

For more information:

Contact: Mary McQueen, CFRE, Executive Director of Development/Foundation, at 361-698-1317 or

Cynthia Arbuckle, Alumni Coordinator with Foundation Office, at 361-698-1031 or