Rappelling fundraiser catches the sights of Lansing

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - Seeing the city of Lansing from up above, some got the chance to take part in a very unique fundraiser, rappelling off of the Capital Hall building downtown. FOX 47's Marcus Dash caught the amazing sights on camera.

It isn't every day you get to rappel down from a 10 story building. As Charlie Kreager tells me he just wanted to have a good time with it and as the kids say. you only live once.

"This experience has been a lot of fun and really rewarding," said Charlie Kreager.

Kreager normally isn't afraid of heights. He told me that on his way up it had him sweating a little bit until he saw the view of the city he grew up in.

"Being up there, being able to look around, and see Spartan stadium from all the way over here, it was truly amazing," said Kreager.

Getting to rappel off the building and see those amazing views, was apart of a fundraiser to raise money for campus life, a Christian based organization for teenagers, and it's paying off.

"We've raised $63,000 to go towards campus life programs in Charlotte, Dewitt, Grand Ledge, Holt, Okemos, and Waverly," said Christy Lambright.

Lambright tells me this unique style of a fundraiser took them just over a year to prepare for and it was perfect because it fits right in with the types of activities they do on a regular basis.

"We do wild and crazy things with our students, we take them on trips, we go to Washington D.C. We are used to doing things a little outside of the box, we thought that this would be a great fit for us," said Lambright.

The rappelling fundraiser was the kickoff to a summer of celebrating Lansing Campus Life's 70 year anniversary.