In an effort to give back to the community where the company was founded 40 years ago, Learfield Communications’ President and CEO Greg Brown will participate in Special Olympics Missouri’s one-of-a-kind “Over the Edge” fundraiser.

Brown will suit up with other “edgers” and rappel 13 stories from the Jefferson State Office Building in Jefferson City at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.  All proceeds raised will benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Learfield has been a corporate supporter of Special Olympics, with its employees volunteering at local events, and Brown is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Missouri chapter.  This is the second year Jefferson City has played host to Over the Edge, an event hosted by local law enforcement as part of the Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“The Special Olympics is an outstanding organization that impacts so many people, and I’m happy our company has embraced its mission and pledges year-round support,” said Brown. “Rappelling down the Jefferson State Office Building will definitely present a new challenge for me, but I’m glad I’ve taken the plunge and feel confident we’ve been able to raise significant funding for Special Olympics’ valuable programming.”

Learfield Communications, Inc. was founded in 1972.  Learfield Sports, one of its primary operating units, manages multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations.  The company also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, and its multi-media rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally.  For more about its 40-year history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit