7th Annual Big Jump Skydiving fundraiser in Monroe planned for May 13

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The 7th Annual Big Jump is a day-long skydiving fundraiser to benefit ESP (Extra Special People). The annual event takes place at the Monroe-Walton Airport every year and the proceeds are used to support the ESP summer camp. This year’s event is scheduled for May 13, 2017.
“We have supporters fundraise on behalf of ESP, then celebrate reaching their goals with skydiving,” said Katarina Christmann, coordinator of communications for Extra Special People, Inc. ” Their friends and family join at the drop zone to cheer them on. There is food (Champy’s Chicken, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Kona Ice, and a surprise option from Catch 22), activities like a Home Depot craft area, special guests the UGA Cheerleaders, and plane & helicopter rides. We’ll also have a Touch a Truck area with vehicles from Monroe Fire and others.”
Big Jump is a day-long event that begins at 10 a.m. with the first jump and runs until 6 p.m. The jumpers spend the months leading up to the festival raising a minimum of $600. Then at the completion of their fundraising, they celebrate with skydiving.
“We bring together food, fun, and entertainment to create a festive environment for watching our jumpers make their descent. In past years, there has been live music, pony rides, bounce houses, special guest appearances, crafts for the kids, and plane rides. So bring the whole family to spend the day at the Big Jump,” ESP, Inc. wrote on the website. “For the last six years, ESP participants, staff, board members, and community partners have become superheroes by diving for dollars. In 2016, 45 skydivers helped raise $60,000 to send some extra special people to their favorite place: ESP summer camp. Now it’s your chance to do the same.”
“It’s a fun, inexpensive day for the family, and an event I’m sure your community will enjoy. All proceeds benefit ESP and keep summer camp costs low for our families,” Christmann said.

Find out more about the event at Extraspecialpeople.com – or just stop by the Monroe-Walton County Airport on May 13, 2017 and show your support in person.

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