STAMFORD — On The very Greater of the Landmark Constructing, Yankees Widespreadvert Supervisor Brian Cashman sat stradvertdled over the building’s ledge. Wright hereas Definitely one of his ft dangled lots of of ft Inside the air, he laughed and chattered with Fox Information meteorologist Adam Klotz.
Contemplating the longtime sports activities authorities’s enduring popularity as an advertrenaline junkie, Cashman’s annual descent down Stamford’s tallest building is unsurprising.
“I don’t look down ever, nonetheless,” he said to a gaggle of cameras early Friday morning.
Cashman on Sunday at 5 p.m. will rappel as quickly as extra down the building as An factor of Stamford’s annual Heights and Lights spectacular. For the 54-yr-previous handler, it marks the Eleventh yr he stars In a single of many metropolis’s strangest journey rituals.
Cashman, who lives in Darien, will settle into his acquainted position as A journey elf, joined by a forged of wintertime characters performed by Stamford residents. Following the 350-foot descent, He’ll zip-line to the Ferguson Library, advertopted by a fireworks current.
The final cease Inside the festive yuletide trek will take Cashman to Latham Park for The metropolis’s annual tree lighting and carols from the Yuletide Singers. Admission to all these events Is Freed from cost.
Stamford Downmetropolis, in its many iterations, has been flinging people off the Landmark Constructing since 1984. The inaugural event was half promotion, half nicedraiser for Connecticut-based mostly nonprofit Save The youngsters. An space rock-climbing teacher Sporting a Santa costume Full of a single pillow descended for The primary rappel.
As a Outcome of it goes with most events that stradvertdle The roadvert between enthralling and uncanny, rappelling Santa turned a staple of Stamford’s journey repertoire.
Cashman joined Heights and Lights after the Yankees’ World Collection win in 2009.
“I used to be invited To watch the rappel from Zaza,” a restaurant with a entrance-on view of the Landmark Constructing, he said. After A pair of cocktails, watching the current unfprevious from the entrance window and surrounded by househprevious, he madverte a crack about Eager to try rappelling The subsequent yr.
Stamford Downmetropolis Vice chairman Lynne Colatrella held him to it The subsequent yr.
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