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Help a Youth Soar with a ‘Maggie Steele Camp Scholarship Award’

TaviaforBlogHeaderScholarshipAwardWithout the timely support of a few key members of her caring community, storybook pole-vaulter Maggie Steele would never have vaulted over the moon.

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Maggie Steele Camp Scholarship Awards will be presented to youth with the courage of pole-vaulting’s favorite storybook heroine.

But because the right people stepped up at just the right time, the gutsy farm girl from Grain Valley, Kansas soared to amazing heights and became a shining example of courage and perseverance for young people everywhere.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the story of one determined teenager’s triumph over gravity whose life was changed by people who cared. Now you can help a worthy youngster soar with a “Maggie Steele Camp Scholarship Award” presented in your honor for a gift ranging from $200 to $400 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for a bighearted person to make a real difference at just the right time in a young person’s life,” said author Grant Overstake. “I know there are grown ups out there who remember that one person who gave them a boost just when they needed it. This is a chance to repay that act of kindness.” Continue reading


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Great Gift Idea! Support Maggie, Get a Subscription to Vaulter Magazine!

Vaulter Magazine is a proud supporter of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Vaulter Magazine is a proud supporter of Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

Vaulter Magazine is offering a one-year subscription valued at $155 for a pole-vault fan who contributes $140 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

VaulterMagAdVaulter Magazine is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

Vaulter Magazine captures the awe-inspiring world of pole-vaulting like no other publication, with timely feature articles and coaching advice. It also features stunning glossy photographs of high school, college, professional and masters competitors.

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Campaign Perk: Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz Offers Summer Camp Discounts!

EliteSportz has trained more State Qualifiers than any other club in Texas, including two State Champions and two State Records in 2013.

Vaulters are participating in spring break camp this week at EliteSportz, which has trained more state qualifiers than any other club in Texas, including two State Champions and two State Records in 2013!

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Serious jumpers, serious coaching, seriously… The coaching staff at Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz is very serious about helping vaulters of all skill levels jump higher. If your ready to jump high, willing to work for it and want to be the best you can be, there’s no better choice in the Lone Star State.

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Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz pledged 3 Summer Camp slots to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

In fact, Texas Pole Vault at EliteSportz has trained more State Qualifiers than any other club in Texas!

That’s why we’re seriously delighted to announce that they have joined the campaign to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce the pole-vault novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, on audiobook!

Coach George Rodriguez has pledged three 3-Day Summer Vault Camps valued at $325 for a $300 pledge to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign. The camps include food and lodging with six start dates from June 9th to Aug. 15Th, 2014, in Fort Worth.

“This is a great offer for a great cause,” Coach Rodriguez said, adding, “I encourage you to take action today.”

Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign will last through March 31st, but these camp slots will go quickly. Here is the link to the campaign site. Click here to claim your discounted camp!

Spring Break vaulters are receiving safe and expert instruction this week at the EliteSportz facility in Fort Worth.

Spring Break vaulters are receiving expert coaching at the EliteSportz facility in Fort Worth.

In addition to the camp discount, you’ll be named as a co-producer in the introduction of the audiobook, appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites, and you’ll help lift the sport of pole-vaulting to new heights. Continue reading


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Get a Great Deal on a Skypole and More from Gill Athletics!

Gill Athletics is Grand Prize Sponsor of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Gill Athletics is Grand Prize Sponsor of Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

POLE-VAULTERS AND COACHES!

GILL ATHLETICS is the Grand Prize Sponsor for the ongoing Maggie Vaults Over the Moon Audiobook Crowdfunding Campaign.

The Grand Prize includes a Mean Green Skypole, a 15-foot Skypole Pole Bag, and a roll of the new Ninja Grip Tape in exchange for a $400 campaign pledge.

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Everyone Jumps Higher at Tailwind Pole Vault Camps!

Everyone jumps higher at Tailwind Pole Vault Camps!

Even without their poles, everyone jumps higher at the always fun and inspiring Tailwind Pole Vault Camps.

Just as sure as temperatures will skyrocket on the Kansas prairie this summer, vaulters will leap to new heights at Tailwind Pole Vault Club Summer Camps.

Tailwind Pole Vault Club founder and coach Mark (Doc) Breault.

Tailwind Pole Vault Club Coach Mark (Doc) Breault.

In fact, tiny Jamestown, Kansas should change its name to PR City, because more than 90 percent of all vaulters soar to Personal Records in the cool, shady indoor facility at Tailwind Pole Vault Camps.

“There’s something magical about the atmosphere at Tailwind Pole Vault Club,” says author Grant Overstake. “The coaching is positive, the athletes are positive, and the results are amazing. It’s the kind of place that vaulters travel thousands of miles to come to and never want to leave.” Continue reading


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Support Maggie, Get ‘The Unfair Advantage!’ at Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Camp!

Proud sponsor of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Proud sponsor of Maggie’s Campaign.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Rusty Shealy Pole Vault Club has pledged five 3-Day Summer Vault Camp slots, valued at $425, for vault fans who contribute $375 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

Coach of champions, Rusty Shealy.

Rusty Shealy has coached many champions, including Sandi Morris, a junior at Arkansas, who finished 4th at the 2014 USATF Indoor Nationals with a soaring vault of 14-feet, 9.5 inches!

Coach Rusty Shealy is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

These awesome camps include meals and lodging and will be held on multiple start dates in June and July. The campaign is going on now through March 31st. Here is the link to the campaign site.

“Having Maggie in audio form will be a tremendous tool for our athletes,” Coach Shealy said. “Many travel two to three hours each way for a two hour practice. This will be a great opportunity to listen to the audio version on practice days, preparing them mentally as they embark on their own epic quest. I am excited and eager to hear it myself.” Continue reading


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Ride High in Reno! Learn to Soar at Raise the Bar Summer Camp!

Raise the Bar’s Makayla Linebarger is the defending national Junior Olympic Champ and Record holder. (Vaulter Magazine).

RAISE THE BAR POLE VAULT CLUB has pledged a 3-Day Summer Camp, valued at $275, for a vault fan who contributes $250 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign!

The camp will be held June 24-26 at the club’s facility in Reno, Nevada.

This offer will go quick. Click here now!

Raise the Bar Pole Vault Club is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

In addition, the Summer Camp reward winner will be named as a co-producer in the introduction of the audiobook. The camper also will get a “Maggie Awards” party in their honor and appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites. Continue reading


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Grand Prize from Gill Athletics! Maggie’s Skypole and More!

Proud Sponsor of Maggie's Audiobook Campaign.

Proud Sponsor of Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

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 package, valued up to $650, includes a Mean Green Skypole just like Maggie used to vault over the moon!

SponsorGroupIn addition to a new pole, you’ll get an awesome Skypole Pole Bag. And you’ll get a roll of the awesome new Ninja Elite Vaulting Grip Tape! The Grand Prize contributor also will receive an audiobook, and a Maggie banner!

The GRAND PRIZE can be yours for a $400 pledge to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign.

Here’s the link to the campaign site!

Gill Athletics has stepped up with this great package to 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.

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!

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.

GillLogoSmallThe 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.

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[CLAIMED!] Audiobook Campaign Perk: A Private Pole-Vault Session With Coach Joe Dial!

Coach Joe Dial

Coach Joe Dial

Note: Thanks to Eddie Seese for his awesome contribution to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign! Because of Eddie’s generosity, some deserving vaulter will be selected by Coach Joe Dial to receive two hours of private instruction at the Dial Athletics facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What a great blessing! Thanks, Eddie! You rock! Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/lxtyqjc

TULSA, Oklahoma — Pole-vaulting icon and coach of champions, JOE DIAL is offering an inspiring two-hour coaching session for a $150 pledge to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign! Great gift idea! Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/lxtyqjc

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Campaign Contributors Receive New Cover Art by Phillip Carrero!

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Artist Phillip Carrero painted Maggie’s new cover.

MASTER ARTIST PHILLIP CARRERO was so taken by the novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, he was inspired to paint his own version of the book’s cover. Posters of his signed artwork are being awarded to supporters who contribute $50 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign. Donors at this level also will receive a download of the audio performed by Tavia Gilbert. Learn more: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/643182/fblk

Maggie's new cover by Phillip Carrero will adorn future issues of Maggie in print and audiobook.

Carrero’s cover will adorn ‘Maggie’ in print and audiobook.