Featured Edger: Dan Baumann

August 14, 2013

Dan Baumann knows a little bit about being on edge. As Captain of Police for the City of Waukesha Police Department and former member of the United States military, Baumann loves all things adventure. When Baumann heard from a co-worker that he could rappel down a 17 story building while raising money for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI), he jumped at the chance. 

On Friday, September 13, Baumann will join dozens of “Edgers” for Over the Edge-Milwaukee, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the side of the City Center at 735 while enjoying the beautiful view of historic downtown Milwaukee. 

Participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 for SOWI before they can take the leap, or they can “Buddy Rappel” with a friend for a combined donation of $1,800. Baumann, who rappelled while in the military, finds that his fundraising efforts for Over the Edge are easier than one might expect.  

“I didn’t know that there is less than six degrees of separation with many people that I know, and their personal stories with Special Olympics and athletes,” said Baumann. 

Now that he’s well on his way to his fundraising goal, Baumann is anticipating his big moment on top of a Milwaukee landmark.  

“The first thought will be ‘don’t fall’, but in reality I will be thinking of all the athletes that will be looking up to us (literally and figuratively) and counting on us to fulfill our goal,” said Baumann.

To learn more about Over the Edge Milwaukee, visit our website at  http://sowi.wpengine.com/fundraising/#OTE.   

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