NEW ORLEANS - Two members of the WWL-TV team faced their fears Friday morning and rappeled down Benson Tower in support of the Special Olympics.
Starting at 7 a.m., reporters Kristin Pierce and Duke Carter rappeled 25 stories in the CBD as part of Special Olympics Louisiana’s annual “Over the Edge: S.W.A.T. Edition” event. It was the second time in two years that Kristin Pierce has gone "over the edge."
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The fundraiser raises thousands of dollars each year for the organization. Everyone who rappels down Benson Tower is required to raise at least $1,000 in order to participate.
Participants will also ride a helicopter over the Mississippi River and get S.W.A.T. training with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and Kenner Police Department.
There will also be performances from the 610 Stompers and a guest appearance by New Orleans Saints mascot Sir Saint.
For more information, or to donate, click here to visit the Special Olympics Louisiana website.
WWL-TV reporter Meghan Kee can be reached at email@example.com; Follow her on Twitter at @MeghanKeeWWL