MIDLAND -- Have you ever wanted to toss your boss off a building? Well today that's exactly what happened and it was all for a good cause, during the toss your boss portion of The Boy Scouts of America's Annual Over The Edge fundraiser in Midland today.
In order to participate you had to at least raise $1500 dollars for the cause, to go over the edge, which this year was down the side of the new patient tower at Midland Memorial Hospital.
“My staff you know paid for me to put my body on the line, so you know we’re probably going to have a little come to Jesus talk with them sometime today,” said MISD Superintendent Ryder Warren. “You know
Boy Scouts of America are a phenomenal group, so whatever we can do to support them.
Jumping off a building definitely isn't part of the Midland Mayor's typical 9 to 5, but he says the fundraising activity was a blast and suits the Boy Scouts.
“It is a rush, you know standing at the top and falling back isn't your typical morning experience, so you know with the adventure it fits the Boys Scouts mission, so it's the perfect thing for them,” said Mayor of Midland, Wes Perry.
Scout Leaders say they couldn't agree more.
“If anyone wants to be Spiderman for the day, this is their opportunity,” said Over The Edge Coordinator, Aaron Bedell. “This is the kind of thing we do as scouts, so it kind of symbolizes the high adventure that scouting gives.”
The Buffalo Trail Council serves more than 8000 children in 18 counties in West Texas and they say this fundraising event is essential for them be able to continue to serve those scouts. Scout Leaders also say it's vital for the boys scouts to maintain a presence in West Texas.
"It’s probably most important because it brings families together and it gives youth something to do other than sit in front of a computer and play games," said Aaron Bedell.
"We actually bring the program to kids that can't afford the program, so were actually doing special programs in the schools," said Aaron Bedell.