Maggie’s blog is a new affiliate site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) online store, which is a pretty big deal for friends and followers of storybook heroine, Maggie Steele.
USATF is is the national governing body for track and field in the United States. Its online store offers a wide selection of official merchandise such as bags, team gear, and performance apparel.
Proceeds go directly toward funding a variety of USATF programs and initiatives, ranging from youth activities to elite athlete development and support of Team USA.
“To the best of my knowledge Maggie Steele is the first and only fictional athlete to earn this type of recognition from USA Track & Field,” said Grant Overstake, author of the YA novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. “It’s a real tribute.” Continue reading