418 Feet. 100 Rappellers. 31 Stories.

Thank You Participants, Sponsors and Friends!

This year’s event raised over $225,000 that will fund our mission of changing lives through challenge and discovery!  Over 100 participants, including Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Senator Vince Hughes, the Phillie Phanatic and the Sixers’ Mascot Franklin, rappelled for our cause!

CLICK HERE to view the event’s photos!
Once you enter the gallery, click the menu on the top left and find the rappel photos by rope.

Thirty-one stories above Center City, fundraising Philadelphians take to the skies in Building Adventure, an annual high-adrenaline fundraiser supporting scholarships for programs of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School. Take to the skies with us on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23! For the past three years, Mayor Nutter and other politicians, Philadelphia business leaders, sports icons, students, teachers and local area youth have participated.  This year’s adventure is 31 stories – 418 feet – down Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square Building in Center City. Now in its fourth year of thrilling philanthropy, Building Adventure is designed to reflect Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s mission to change lives through challenge and discovery, and replicates our organization’s innovative youth development work. Participants bravely mirror what POBS’ outdoor education programs encourage young people to do every day: challenge themselves, discover untapped potential, and use it to make positive change in the world.

Please stay tuned for next year’s dates!  

Look forward to our building announcement this January. Registration is $100, which counts toward your $2,000 fundraising goal*.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available please contact Nadia Stadnycki at 215 232 9130 x2326 or [email protected].

Your support helps us meet the challenge of educating Philadelphia’s leaders of tomorrow and makes it possible for those with the greatest need to experience life-changing opportunities. *Participants must raise the full amount to rappel.  Registration fee is non-refundable.

CLICK HERE to view the event’s photos!

Once you enter the gallery, click the menu on the top left and find the rappel photos by rope.

In 2014 we served over 4,000 students, many of whom received subsidy or scholarship to be able to participate.  Take a look at what we were able to do because of the support of fundraisers, sponsors and contributors who helped us raise funds for our underserved partners and participants. Students Served Graph

Thank you for supporting the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and for joining us in this wild adventure! We are here to help you reach your fundraising goal!


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Committee Co-Chairs John Bullen Kevin Leigh   Committee Deanna Ballinger Kate Brennan John Danielsen Megan Gallagher Angela Giampolo Nancy Goldenberg Richard Jaffe Andrew Maguire Joseph McLoughlin Ed Ruggero Carol Serena Sean Skelly John J. Susko Kip Wetzel Dennis Wallace