Thrill-Seekers: You Can Rope Down Buffalo’s Tallest Tower For a Cause

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 29, 2023
Photo courtesy of Over the Edge for The Arc Erie County

If you were to take a look at the Buffalo skyline, one building in particular rises above the rest –the Seneca One Tower. If you’ve ever wondered what the view must be like from the brink of the tallest building in our city, you don’t have to wonder any longer.

On Wednesday, June 14, The Arc Erie County New York is teaming up with a special events company, Over The Edge, to host “Over the Edge for The Arc Erie County.”


Photo courtesy of Seneca One

This fundraising event will give 44 thrill-seekers the opportunity to rappel down 529 feet from the top of Seneca One. Participants will be required to raise at least $2,000 in advance of the event. Proceeds will go toward The Arc Erie County’s goal of raising $100,000 to support a variety of its vocational, clinical, educational, residential and habilitative services.

Photo courtesy of The Arc Erie County New York

“We could not be more thrilled to participate in this fundraiser and to bring this larger-than-life event to one of the most exciting new buildings in Buffalo, helping spread awareness as far as we can to show our community and beyond how they can support our important mission,” said Doug DiGesare, CEO, The Arc Erie County New York. “The Arc Erie County has been dedicated to supporting people with developmental disabilities for more than 70 years, and it’s through the help of fundraisers like ‘Over the Edge for The Arc Erie County’ that we’re able to help the individuals we serve reach their full potential and experience incredible accomplishments.”

For those looking to attend the event, but prefer their feet stay put on the ground, the event will also include an all-day “Party in the Plaza” celebration from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring music, food trucks special guest appearances by the Buffalo Bandettes, and more.

Registration to sign up as a fundraiser is currently open, with rappelling slots still available. For more information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit

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