Gill Athletics, the world’s largest track and field equipment manufacturer, is proud to be the Grand Prize Sponsor of Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.
The Grand Prize package, valued at $700, includes a custom-made Mean Green Skypole, like Maggie used to vault over the moon!
In addition to a new pole, you’ll get an awesome Skypole Pole Bag made of heavy duty polyester for extra long life. And, you’ll get a roll of the awesome new Ninja Elite Vaulting Grip Tape designed with thousands of gripping fingers that offer the ability to grip lighter and hold tighter, even in wet and oily conditions. The Grand Prize winner also will receive an audiobook, and a full-size Maggie banner!
It all can be yours for a $400 contribution to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.
Additional sponsors for the 30-day event include: Artist Phillip Carrero, Dial Athletics, Fuzion Athletics, Raise the Bar Pole Vault Club, Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club, Texas Pole Vault Club at Elitz Sports, Tailwind Pole Vault Club, and Vaulter Magazine!
These sponsors have joined together to provide rewards for contributors who help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. Tavia’s list of accolades includes six Audie Award nominations (the audiobook equivalent of the Academy Award). The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.
In the novel by Grant Overstake, storybook heroine Maggie Steele, a gutsy farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas, pours her broken heart into the daring sport of pole-vaulting. The story’s uplifting message has been endorsed by US Olympic vaulters, coaches, and readers young and old.
Kirkus Reviews calls Maggie, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life.”
Tavia will narrate, produce and help distribute the audiobook for a one-time fee of only $3,000. For a talent like Tavia, it’s a sign of support for a story she truly believes in.
The author won’t profit directly from the Indiegogo campaign. If we raise more than $3,000, we’ll repay the interest-free business loan to the supporter in the pole-vault community who helped us indie-publish the book in the first place. Any funds over $4,500 will allow us to create a new Maggie Steele Scholarship Award for female pole-vaulters, like Maggie, who’ve overcome big obstacles.
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook will be distributed through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. The author will receive the royalties from these sales.
You can help by selecting a level of funding support that makes you feel super-great. You can help by asking your family members and friends to join you. And you can help by sharing on social media and friending Maggie on Facebook.
You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped Tavia share Maggie’s story with a world of listeners. And you’ll get some great rewards!
ABOUT GILL ATHLETICS
For more than 90 years, Gill Athletics has been a leading manufacturer of quality athletic equipment—from major facility installations for track and field, football and soccer…to personal performance products—like our celebrated CarbonFX Vaulting Poles—for athletes.The largest producer of track and field equipment in the world, Gill holds the distinction of being the Official Equipment Supplier of USA Track and Field. We go to painstaking lengths to build products to the most exacting standards, and that meet the precise specifications of the IAAF, NCAA and NFSHSA. In fact Gill currently produces more IAAF-certified products than anyone in the industry. We invite you to explore the wide range of Gill products displayed on this website and in our product catalogs. Contact us if you need further information or assistance in ordering.