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Briuana Guerro after rappelling the Marriott Hotel

Briuana Guerro after rappelling the Marriott Hotel

Michal Taber

Briuana Guerro after rappelling the Marriott Hotel

Michal Taber

Michal Taber

Briuana Guerro after rappelling the Marriott Hotel

Michael Taber, Managing Staff Editor

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Facing your fears to support the LBGTQ+ community was the universal thought at the Marriott Saturday Nov 3. The Marriott teamed up with The Source in a fund raising event Over The Edge.

Those who raised $1,000 in pledges got to rappel the nine storied Marriott in order to raise $100,000 to help The Source LBGTQ+ Center to purchase their own building to serve Tulare and Kings county.

There were a total of 92 who raised the money to get the once of a lifetime chance to rappel down the hotel.

The event raised $94,356 from 498 donors that is 94% of the goal the fundraiser event set. This is the inaugural event that organizers said that they would continue to host the event yearly.

There was many different reason that the 92 decided to step over the edge and scale down the building.

Briuana Guerro President of The Pride Club here on the COS campus rappelled down the 9 story Marriott.

“ I wanted to face fears of height,” Guerro said “and I want to give back to an organization that has given so much to me”.

Micahel Taber
Briuana Guerro rappelling the Marriott for a fund raiser

Others did it for their loved ones. Such in the case of Adrian Mireles on why rappelling down the building.

“ My brother signed me up without me knowing, I am afraid of heights, I feel better now that is over and I faced my fears” Mireles said.

Carlos Mireles the brother of Adrian looked on while his brother hang off the building said, “ I signed him up because I am very afraid of heights but the LBGTQ community means a lot. So I knew I could make my brother do it.”

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Carlos and Adrian Mireles

The duo of mother and son that rappelled together was a very heart warming story. Brian Pohl a Executive Director for The Source rappelled with his 79 year mother Pat Pohl had different reason for doing the event.

Brian reason was for all those who are not with us today that was lost due to suicide, disease and those who were murder for being in the LBGTQ+ community.

Pat reason was for her daughter Michelle White who passed away two years ago to cancer. White was described as a rocking, steel welding rebel that would have jump at the chance to do this event.

When Pat touched the ground she raised her hands in victory.

“ How about that for a 79 year old grandma” Pat said.

Michael Taber
Brian Pohl with his mother Pat Rappelling the Marriott

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Brain and Pat Pohl celebrating after rappelling down the hotel

The event had a good turn out and brought a community together to spread the message of love and understanding.

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