Blaze, Hunter Compete To Raise Funds For MARC Community Resources

Fans Encouraged To Donate In Support Of Favorite Mascot

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (March 9, 2017) – The Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves will send their mascots, Blaze and Hunter, “over the edge” for MARC Community Resources when they rappel from the State House Square building in Hartford as part of a fundraising event on April 29th at 3 p.m.

“The New England Black Wolves and Connecticut Sun are honored to be involved in this amazing event, which will do so much to help raise awareness and funds for MARC Community Resources and its mission,” Black Wolves and Sun Vice President Amber Cox said. “We are committed to making our community a better place to live, and this is a great way to do that while also having some fun. I know our fans will get behind their favorite mascot in support of this cause.”

In partnership with Over the Edge USA, MARC Community Resources is raising critical funds in support of programs and services that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their dreams and make choices about their lives, including housing, employment and social/recreational activities.

Over the Edge participants, known as “edgers” raise a minimum pledge of $1,000 and have the exhilarating opportunity to rappel over the edge of the State House Square building. Blaze and Hunter will be competing to see who raises the biggest donation, and fans of each team can help their favorite mascot. To support Hunter’s fundraising effort, visit http://bit.ly/2niD7b4. If you would like to help Blaze, visit http://bit.ly/2niBGt9.

About MARC Community Resources
Founded in 1955 by eight families who wanted their children with developmental disabilities to have opportunities to learn, thrive and fulfill their dreams. Over sixty years later, their legacy continues.  MARC Community Resources provides programs and services to several hundred individuals and their families in Middlesex and Hartford counties.  Programs include independent and supported employment, residential options, as well as a vast array of recreational and educational opportunities.  Sample programs include MYARC, self-advocacy workshops, healthy cooking classes and nutritional education, and the gardening club, which donated 130lbs. of fresh produce to a local soup kitchen.

About Over the Edge
Over the Edge produces signature events for non-profit organizations around the world.  Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building.  This unique event, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once in a lifetime experience.  Over the edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event.

About The New England Black Wolves and Connecticut Sun

The New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League continue the 2017 season at home against Georgia at 1 p.m. on March 12th. For more information, call 844-LAX-WOLF or visit www.blackwolves.com. The Connecticut Sun will open their historic 15th WNBA season on May 13th, hosting the Atlanta Dream at Mohegan Sun Arena at 7 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by  calling 877-SUN-TIXX or tickets@connecticutsun.com or by visiting www.connecticutsun.com.