Parachute club hosts fundraiser for cancer society

By: KLKN Newsroom

The Lincoln Sport Parachute Club will offer tandem skydives later this month to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Redemption Skydiving Boogie will be held from July 19-22, when people can skydive from one of two Twin Otter airplanes from Arizona that can hold up to 23 skydivers at one time, and achieve higher altitude than the normal jump planes in Nebraska.

That will allow first-time skydivers making a tandem jump to experience a longer, more exciting skydive from 13,000 feet above the ground.

At last year's event, more than 2,200 skydives were made, including 260 first time jumpers.

More information on the fundraiser may be found online at