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People go "Over the Edge," dangling from a building roof

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - In an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics, people got the opportunity Thursday to scale the side of a 16-story building.

The Adirondack Bank building could have been mistaken for the set of a Spider-Man movie between the hours of 10 and 6 on Thursday as a fundraiser got under way for the New York State Special Olympics.

The money raised from the event will help the Special Olympics cover costs for athletes, such as lodging, food and transportation.

To qualify, participants had to raise or donate $1,000. In exchange, they got the opportunity to rappel down the side of the Adirondack Bank building in Downtown Utica.

We talked to two brave women just after their feet touched the ground.

Pat Mihalko says she not only dangled from the building for her own thrill and fun, but to help out in giving children another opportunity.

"It gives so many kids the opportunity to participate in activities," Mihalko said.

Pam Noti, also took part.

She says the key to getting over the height of the building is to never look down.

"I refused to look down," she said. "I just looked at the building and at the instructor and did what he told me to do."

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