A beautiful, yet breezy day with wind gusts of nearly 15 mph, set the stage for a unique fundraiser that has become an annual tradition in the Daytona Beach community. Despite challenges faced during a worldwide pandemic, participants were not deterred from coming together for a very worthy cause.
On November 18th, members of the Daytona Beach community joined The NASCAR Foundation and Easterseals Northeast Central Florida for the 4th annual Over the Edge at ONE DAYTONA fundraiser. More than 85 participants each fundraised a minimum of $1,000 to secure their spots on the ropes to rappel down the 102-foot-tall International Motorsports Center at ONE DAYTONA to benefit children with special healthcare needs.
Rappellers included local community leaders, business people, non-profit leaders and members of the NASCAR industry including Rev Racing Driver Isabella Robusto and NASCAR President Steve Phelps.
I did it! My watch kept telling me to breath but it was really fun! Happy and proud to be able to raise money for @NASCAR_FDN and Easter Seals #ForTheKids. Thank you so much for everyone that donated!! Lead by example @RevRacin @NASCARDiversity @NASCAR @Max_Siegel pic.twitter.com/TYps8nksQQ
— Isabella Robusto (@IsabellaRobusto) November 18, 2020
In total, more than $115,000 was raised to benefit both The NASCAR Foundation and Easterseals Northeast Central Florida. Leading the charge in fundraising efforts were the “Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach” and “Team Ohana” fundraisng teams who raised $22,189 and $21,302 respectively. The overall top fundraiser was Dale Martin, who raised $6,358 on the Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach team.
This year’s event brings the total raised for The NASCAR Foundation and Easterseals Northeast Central Florida to more than $600,000 since 2017.
Special thanks to our NASCAR Employees who also participated and raised more than $18,000: Kylie Devlin, Dave Finley, Morgan Keil, Nichole Krieger, LeeAnn Lowery, Michael Neis, Steve Phelps, Carly Pickett, Jennifer Quattrocchi, Anthony Roberts Jr., Ryan Schuld, Sam Spitz, Jessica Velazquez and Jeff Wohlschlaeger