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'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights

Participants rappelled along the side of the Holiday Inn Marina Hotel in efforts to raise funds for Del Mar College students to complete their education.
Credit: Terry Denson
Photo provided by Terry Denson

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Del Mar College held it's Over the Edge 2019 event today, October 26, at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina Hotel. 

Over the Edge is an urban adventure fundraiser that takes fundraising to new heights, literally. 

Participants rappelled 20 stories down, along the side of the Holiday Inn Marina Hotel, in efforts to raise funds for Del Mar College students to complete their education. 

The event was sponsored by Flint Hills and drew a massive crowd of supporters for various Del Mar student scholarships.

The funds raised will also directly support the Je'Sani Smith Memorial Scholarship, which helps students in the welding, art, and music programs at Del Mar College.

Je'Sani Smith was a King High School senior whose life was claimed by a dangerous rip current on April 11, 2019, near the North Packery Channel.

Je'Sani's parents have made it a priority to help other students fulfill their dreams of attending college since their son will not have the opportunity to do so.

"We want to thank David Zamarron for being courageous, honoring our son's memory and helping students achieve their goals", stated Kiwana Patterson-Denson.

Kiwana Patterson-Denson and Terry Denson, Je'Sani's parents, will be hosting a Beach Safety & Coastal Hazards Advocacy Meeting to help raise beach safety and coastal hazards awareness on December 12 at Del Mar Center for Economic Development.

For more information on the Del Mar College Foundation, visit their website at https://www.delmar.edu/foundation/index.html 

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