If you live in Tucson or have ever visited for the day, you may have driven past the 5151 building on East Broadway Boulevard. At 17-stories tall, it’s the tallest commercial building in Tucson and my coworker, Stephanie, and I rappelled down it last Saturday.

What has possessed us to do such a thing, you ask?

Bookmans was proud to go Over The Edge with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona in support of their social impact programs and reaching their 2019 goal of $100,000. “These programs bring Girl Scouting to girls in low-income and high-need communities of Southern Arizona, giving them access to hands-on learning in STEM, the outdoors, life-skills, service learning, self-esteem building, financial literacy, career exploration, and building sisterhood.”

Still wondering why we leaped off a 17-story building?

Not only is rappelling a unique experience, but it takes guts. The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are all about giving girls a safe environment to take risks and try new things. The teach them how to unleash their inner G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). And trust us, it was worse looking up at the building than it was looking down while hooked into our harnesses. We had an absolute blast! Our only regret is that we couldn’t do it twice. 


We’ll see you again next year when we’ll go right back over the edge to support the Girl Scouts of Southern AZ!