Going Over the Edge for Charity

Participants climbed to the top of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco this weekend only to rappel down the building 36 stories as part of the Over the Edge charity event.

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Although second time participant may not be at an expert level, General Manage of Grand Hyatt San Francisco David Nadelman had an essential attitude when rappelling -- confident.
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Not sure what this is?
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This will give you a better idea.
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The second annual Over the Edge fundraising event hosted by the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
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One hundred participants rappelled down 36-stories to raise money for Special Olympics Northern California.
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Spectators spotting and excitedly awaiting for participants to reach the bottom.
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Many impressed spectators snapped shots of participants.
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Over the Edge staff and participants keeping alert for other participants making their way down.
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Over the Edge participant a few feet away from success.
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Over the Edge participant, Farhad Merchant, successfully rappelled down the Grand Hyatt San Francisco this past weekend.
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Farhad Merchant, greeted with a high give by supportive spectators for his success in raising money and rappelling for charity.
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Participants in Over the Edge each raised $1,000 for charity before rappelling down 36-stories.
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Mission: Training and Rappelling.
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Location: Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A rooftop training session begins for an Over the Edge participant.
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Over the Edge participants awaiting their turns.
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A 360 degree San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop. A sense of tranquility arises in participants from the view only to contrast the rush and nervousness that spews before and while taking the plunge.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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A San Francisco view from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco rooftop.
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David Nadelman, General Manager of Grand Hyatt San Francisco, suited up for training for the second year in a row.
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As an internal challenge brewed between the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and a Hyatt Regency Boston as to which branch would raise more money for charity, David Nadelman, General Manager of Grand Hyatt San Francisco, and Julie Goleman, Director of Catering, smile as SF was leading the challenge at the time.
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David Nadelman, General Manager of Grand Hyatt San Francisco, arriving on the rooftop of the hotel to begin training.
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David Nadelman, looking Over the Edge to see what is to come.
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Final check before beginning rooftop training session.
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David Nadelman explained his return -- the thrill and adrenaline rush that comes when rappelling, but even a bigger rush when you are on the ground because you know you did it.
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When asked, David Nadelman responded that he was not an expert rappeller even though it was he second year taking the challenge.
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Although he might not be at an expert level, General Manage of Grand Hyatt San Francisco David Nadelman had an essential attitude when rappelling -- confident.
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Going, going...
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and gone.
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The 36-story rappel was successfully completed by Julie Goleman on Friday and David Nadelman on Saturday. The event was successful for participants and even more so for Special Olympics Northern California, where all the money will be donated.
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