Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


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Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign Begins!

Dear Friends,

Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign has begun!

Preparations for this unique crowdfunding event went off without a hitch. So many sponsors have stepped up to help Maggie’s voice be heard. Now it’s up to you, because most of all, we need your help to make Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook a reality.

Maggie author Grant Overstake, his wife Claire, and vaulter friend, Katie Howard, at Tailwind Pole Vault Club, Jamestown, Kansas.

Grant Overstake, his wife Claire, and vaulter friend, Katie Howard, at Tailwind Pole Vault Club, Jamestown, Kansas.

The story of a gutsy, grieving, farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a pole-vaulter has become an instant classic in the pole-vault community. Participants, coaches, parents and followers of the sport have embraced Maggie’s story as their own. The sponsors who’ve stepped up to provide rewards and incentives to help encourage you to join the campaign, they all have been touched personally by the story and want the world to hear it. It will be good for the sport of pole-vaulting. It will be good for the world.

Tavia Gilbert  is a wonderful person and a great talent in the audiobook industry, with accolades that include six Audie Award nominations (the equivalent of the Academy Award for audiobook performance). She has her choice of which books she wants to perform, and Maggie touched her heart:

“I am very proud to be a part of Grant Overstake’s Maggie Vaults over the Moon project. Grant has written an inspiring story of how a young girl uses her passion for a sport to cope with grief and loss, and today he has launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the audiobook edition, which I will narrate and produce. Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has captured the attention of young athletes, parents, coaches, media, and people who care deeply about meaningful, well-told stories for young people. I invite you to check out the fundraising campaign and to contribute to the effort to produce the story in audio. Inspiring stories have an impact, and I’m honored to be a partner in the effort to bring this heartfelt story to new audiences.” — TAVIA GILBERT

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Grand Prize from Gill Athletics: Maggie’s ‘Mean Green 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 Grand Prize package, valued at $700, includes a custom-made Mean Green Skypole, like Maggie used to vault over the moon!

TaviaGilbertHeaderWithWordsIn 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.

Here is the link to the campaign site.

SponsorGroupAdditional 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. Continue reading