Press of Atlantic City assistant features editor Sara Tracey will rappel 15 floors down a side of the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel at 11 a.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

Tracey, 26, of Ventnor, surpassed the $1,000 she needed to raise to participate in the Over the Edge fundraiser. She raised $1,835 during the past three months and is the third top fundraiser for this event.

“I am blown away by the generosity of family, friends, coworkers and complete strangers, who have donated to my particular campaign. I’m just thrilled,” Tracey said.

Tracey said she decided to do this because this is great way to fundraise for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. She also thought it would be a way for The Press to cover the fundraiser in a different way.

“I’m going to wear a GoPro camera, at least one, and everyone else will be able to rappel down with me once they see the video,” Tracey said.

Tracey wasn’t nervous but excited Thursday. She conceded that may change once she is on top of the building. She has never rappelled previously, and she has not prepared do this.

“I just keep reading the emails that Big Brothers Big Sisters is sending. They say wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, so that’s how prepared I am,” said Tracey, who added her mother is coming down from Albany, New York, to witness this.

Tracey will be taught to use the different rappelling devices that day on the ground on site. She will be able to control her speed coming down. It should take her between 10 and 15 minutes to reach street level.


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Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.