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Elliot Joins Celebrities Going “Over the Edge”

by Katie Pyzyk June 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm 4,065 12 Comments

Celebrities like DC 101 morning show DJ Elliot Segal, of “Elliot in the Morning” fame showed up at the Hilton Crystal City (2399 Jefferson Davis Highway) to dangle from the side of the building.

It’s all part of Special Olympics Virginia’s “Over the Edge” fundraiser. Today, local celebrities including ABC 7’s Steve Chenevey and Arlington Connection’s Deb Cobb joined Elliot in taking part in the event. They each did a test run from only one story up, then moved on to the big event — a 15 story rappel.

Tomorrow, Friday, the fundraiser is open to the public. Participants are asked to donate $1,000 for the chance to rappel down the side of the hotel. Many groups pooled together money and signed up co-workers for the daredevil stunt.

The event tomorrow runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sixty people are signed up to rappel down the hotel, but there are still spots available for people who want to sign up on site. Participants have one month to come up with the $1,000 donation.

  • John Fontain


    Nothing funny was said, but I just thought I’d laugh really hard for no reason like Elliot always does on his show.

    • Arlingtonian

      Most annoying laugh I’ve ever heard (Elliot’s, that is). I can’t understand why he’s so popular.

      • Smartle McArdle

        He does grow on you after a while. Plus his compadres (Diane and Tyler) counterbalance his ignoramus schtick. I just hate it when they talk sports. Yaawwwnn…if I want that I’ll listen to WTOP–Old Man Radio.

    • Dr_Klahn

      Amen – he has one of the most grating laughs of all time.

      • Lee-n-Glebe

        While I agree he is a braying jackass and impossible to listen to, good for him for contributing to this cause.

  • Cakes

    Junkies 5-10. 106.7. That is all.

    • Clooney’s Dad


    • ColFor

      Elliot is far better

  • Bender

    What’s with all the hardware??

    To rappel properly, all you need is a carabiner, a short rope around your butt, and the rappel rope.

    These pics look about as fun as the ziplining on South Park.

  • Chris B

    Who are these “celebrities”? Never heard of them?!

    • MC 703

      Do you not partake in any local media? Morning news broadcast? Drivetime radio?

      Just national news outlets for you?

  • Thanks for the great article! Round two is today.


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