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Watch: Quad City mayors rappel 11 stories down the Hotel Blackhawk

Quad Cities area mayors rappelled down the Hotel Blackhawk to benefit kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Quad Cities area mayors rappelled down the Hotel Blackhawk to benefit kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

In an annual event called "Over the Edge," volunteers - or "edgers" - rappel themselves down the 11-story hotel.  On Friday, August 24, the edgers made their way down; Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Ghallager and Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch all took part.

The event is tied to a fundraiser that benefits the kids in the BBBS program.  As of Monday, August 26, more than $161,000 had been raised.  Their initial goal was $150,000.