Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

Maggie Soars to Sunny California for Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault

1 Comment

'Maggie' will share the sun-drenched awards stand with costumed vaulters like these at the Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault Saturday, Oct. 26th in beautiful Murrieta, Calif. (Hey! Where's Waldo?)

‘Maggie’ will share the awards stand with superheroes at the Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault Saturday, Oct. 26th in Murrieta, Calif. (Hey! Where’s Waldo?)

Storybook heroine Maggie Steele is winging her way West for the fourth annual Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault this weekend in beautiful Murrieta, California.

The event, sponsored by the Valley Vaulters pole-vault club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26th at Murrieta Valley High School.

Maggie is eager to join the Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault on Saturday, Oct. 26th in sunny Murrieta, California.

Look for spooky characters at the Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault Saturday.

It promises to be an awesome experience for Maggie, who’ll share the sun-drenched awards stand with some of the Golden State’s most talented young athletes.

Copies of the inspiring novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon will be presented to the top finishers in the fun-filled event.

'Maggie' is endorsed by the Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).

‘Maggie’ is endorsed by the Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).

“Maggie has been all over the country and the world,” said author Grant Overstake. “But she’s never been to sunny Southern California, which is a hotbed for pole-vaulting, especially at the Valley Vaulters club.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the story of a gutsy Kansas farm girl who overcomes hardships and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter. Her inspiring story has been endorsed by US Olympic vaulters, school counselors, teachers, and many top coaches — including Valley Vaulters’ Coach Charles Chapman.

“We are very excited to have ‘Maggie‘ join us for our Halloween Vault,” Coach Chapman said. “There are a growing number of youth in our area showing interest in the vault and I believe ‘introducing’ them to Maggie at our event is an excellent idea.”

Palm trees and mountains adorn the landscape in sunny Murieta, Calif., home to Valley Vaulters.

Palm trees and mountains in sunny Murrieta, Calif., home of Valley Vaulters.

Many of California's best vaulters are Valley Vaulters.

Many of California’s best vaulters are Valley Vaulters.

Athletes at the Valley Vaulters club get excellent instruction from Coach Chapman. They also make annual trips to the Stacy Dragila Pole Vault Camp held at the nearby Olympic Training Center in San Diego.

Maker of champions, Valley Vaulters Coach Charles Chapman has been a huge Maggie fan from Day One.

Coach Charles Chapman, ‘A huge Maggie fan from Day One.’

In a recent newspaper interview, Coach Chapman said pole-vaulting is a lot like life: “The bar represents the problems out there, and they have these tools to overcome that bar.”

Which, of course, is music to Maggie’s ears. Kirkus Reviews calls Maggie’s story, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life.”

Peter Chapman soared to a California State Championship and now vaults for powerhouse South Dakota.

The coach’s son, Peter Chapman, soared to California gold and now vaults for powerhouse South Dakota.

“It’s remarkable to consider how much Coach Chapman’s attitude about the sport mirrors Maggie’s,” Overstake said. “He has been a huge Maggie fan from Day One.”

If you visit the Valley Vaulters Facebook page, you’ll see that he always makes room for Maggie’s posts and photos, which has been so important to her great success in the pole-vault community.

The Chapman family has had some remarkable “Maggie Moments” of its own. The coach’s son, Peter, struck California gold  by winning the State Championship in 2012, soaring to a height of 16-4, making him the first Murrieta Valley High School state champion in the school’s history.

Peter then signed with South Dakota University where he’s coached by Olympian Derek Miles at one of the best programs in the nation. Peter capped off his freshman campaign last season by winning the Summit League outdoor pole vault title with a vault of 16-8.

Murrieta-logoMurrieta, located in southwestern Riverside County, is one of the fastest growing cities in the Inland Empire region. The region boasts outstanding youth sports programs, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, street hockey, cheer leading. and golf.

The weather is almost always perfect for outdoor activities, with average highs of 77 to 91 degrees. Despite all the other outdoor activities to choose from, pole-vaulting has become one of the most popular sports. So popular, that Coach Chapman holds three different workouts for vaulters of various abilities, year-round at Valley Vaulters.

Great weather and beautiful scenery await Maggie on her first visit to California.

Great weather and beautiful scenery await Maggie on her first visit to California.

“Coach Chapman takes motivated youngsters like Maggie and helps them become great champions,” Overstake said. “I’m sure she will feel right at home with the Valley Vaulters this weekend.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is available in paperback or eBook and can be purchased through Amazon.com in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, United KingdomGermany, SpainFrance, and Italy. Maggie also is available at Australia’s premier online bookseller, Angus & Robertson, and at hundreds of local independent US booksellers near you. Contact the author for library discounts.

Order your copy today!

Order your copy of ‘Maggie Vaults Over the Moon’ today!

One thought on “Maggie Soars to Sunny California for Valley Vaulters Halloween Vault

  1. Wow, sounds like a really great trip, Grant. Go Maggie!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s