How tall is Bridgewater Place?

Bridgewater Place is 272  feet tall.  We will be rappelling from the top floor balcony. 

Is there an area for spectators?

Yes!  We encourage you to bring as many friends and family members to cheer you on. Unfortunately there will be no roof access for spectators; however, there will be lots of room for them to watch your descent from the ground level.


All donations raised will go to Easter Seals Michigan to aid in continuing and developing Easter Seals Michigan programs and services such as fun day camps for children with autism, speech and language therapy, behavioral health services, independent living services and the caring for caregivers programs. All of these great programs and services help empower men, women, and children with behavioral, physical, or developmental challenges in the state of Michigan live independent lives.

How much money do I have to donate to rappel down the tower?

There is no maximum amount of money you can donate, however, the minimum amount of money you have to donate is $1,500 to secure your spot and be able to rappel down the tower.

What if I don't reach the fundraising minimum?

Rappel times are assigned in the order that the minimum is met, so even though registering reserves you a rappel spot, the sooner you reach your minimum, the more rappel times you'll have to choose from!

Participants will have until October 21, 2019 to raise the fundraising minimum, but all participants must have a commitment form with a credit card number listed by August 31, 2019 to guarantee a rappel spot. Participants that have already met the minimum will not be required to turn in a commitment form.  On October 21, 2019, , any participant that completed the commitment form and has not met the minimum fundraising requirement will be charged the difference to their credit card.

What does the donation of $1,500 get me?

It gets you your spot in line to rappel down the Bridgewater Place in downtown Grand Rapids!

What if I donate more than $1,500?

Extra incentives to enhance the rappelling experience

What if I want to donate but not rappel down the tower?

If you want to donate money but are too chicken to rappel down the tower, you can raise and donate money to gain VIP access to the “Chicken Coop” viewing area.

What do I wear on my feet?

Tennis shoes.

Can I take a camera down with me?

No, in fact, nothing can be in your pockets either.  It would be a hazard to anyone on the ground if your camera or items fell out of your pocket while on the roof top or during your rappel.  We will have a photographer on the rooftop to capture your rappel.

What about a GoPro?

Some of the helmets are equipped to attach a GoPro.  You must have the proper footing for the attachment, and it will be under the discretion of the Over The Edge safety crew.