Rappel For A Reason

September 24-25, 2021

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

200 SW Market St

Portland OR

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest builds bonds to change lives through strong and enduring, one-to-one relationships and a network of support. Now we challenge you to step up to the edge and rappel down 20 stories in downtown Portland. The first 75 individuals to raise a minimum of $1,500 by September 17th, 2021, will secure a spot to Rappel For A Reason for Big Brothers Big Sisters on September 25th! No climbing or rappelling experience is necessary, anyone can participate! 

September 24th is our sponsor, VIP, and media day! If you happen to see folks rappelling down the building on Friday the 24th of September, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the event!

Have you completed your fundraising? Are you ready to get to the top of 200 SW Market St? Check out this document for more information about how to best prepare for this big day. And congratulations! Not only are you doing something BIG for yourself, but you are doing something HUGE for so many kids in Portland. 

Interested in sponsoring Rappel For A Reason 2021? Please download our sponsorship packet for opportunities on how your company can get involved!

COVID Protocol:

Due to the recent surge in the Covid Delta variant and in an abundance of caution for the youth we serve, we are requiring that every participant, spectator, Over the Edge staff, BBBS staff, and anyone else present at the event, either show proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 48 hours of the event.

To keep you and everyone at the event safe, regardless of vaccination status, masks must be worn throughout the duration of our time at 200 SW Market Street (both indoors and outdoors). We will have several sanitation stations around throughout the event and a few volunteers who will be wiping down areas that are high traffic throughout the day. We will also be temperature-checking every person at the event upon their arrival. During the event, please do your best to maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. Thank you so much for your understanding of these safety measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in Rappel For A Reason?

Anyone dedicated to helping at-risk youth and wants to step up to the challenge to Rappel For A Reason is welcome to participate! There are a few requirements: Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 pounds and raise a minimum of $1,500. Participants must be over the age of 15. No prior experience is necessary, just enough courage to Rappel For A Reason!

What safety guidelines are in place regarding COVID-19?

For information about our COVID-19 safety guidelines for this event, please click here.