Andrea Tarry has been involved with SOMO for several years in a number of capacities. But in 2010 and 2011, she took her support to new heights by going Over the Edge of The Clubhouse on Baltimore in downtown Kansas City.
In 2011, Andrea’s dedication made her the top fundraiser at the Kansas City event! Read on to learn how she surpassed her fundraising goal.
Q. Why did you decide to go Over the Edge? A. I am a parent of an athlete. I went over in 2010. Afterward, I decided that this was the event that I would like to continue doing instead of the Polar Plunge. I plunged in 2009, and it wasn’t my thing!
Q. You were the top fundraiser for the Kansas City event. What drove you to really go above & beyond in your fundraising efforts? A. The company I work for rallies around my efforts. They match all employees donations dollar-for-dollar. They will also make up the difference to make sure that I hit the minimum of $1,000.
Q. What advice would you give to this year’s participants? A. Don’t be afraid to ask for donations. The worst answer you get is NO!
Q. What was the best part of the experience? Were you scared at all? A. It is truly an adrenaline rush!! 2010 was a piece of cake. 2011 was nerve-wracking, but never scary. I always love an adventure.