A two-person team from the Andover Inn went “Over the Edge” for charity this summer by rappelling off the 22-story Hilton Hartford in Connecticut. 

General manager Stephan Amesoeder and restaurant server Alyson Traficante raised $1,000 apiece for the chance to rappel as part of the Shatterproof Challenge.

Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting children from developing addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by the disease.

It co-partnered on the Hartford challenge with Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, an extension of the national hotel and convention center management company, Waterford Hotel Group, which manages the Andover Inn, located on Chapel Avenue at the campus of Phillips Academy.

“We are so thankful for the Andover Inn team’s support of me and Alyson’s participation in the Shatterproof Challenge,” Amesoeder said in a release. “The funds raised will help us to support addiction awareness and treatment, as well as the mission of the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, to support the community in which our associates live and work.”

In all, 115 individuals rappelled down the Hilton Hartford during the event, raising more than $300,00 for the cause. The Shatterproof Challenge is currently supporting key addiction policy initiatives at the federal and state levels and education through events, public service announcements and digital and social media.

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