YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

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YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:14 pm

So ADTF Academy had a great idea for Reno... but one I see as unlikely to be implemented the way he proposed. So I am going to steal the idea (I don't think he'll mind!) and add it to something I was already planning on doing...

What: Autograph session with many of our top vaulters
Where: My room at the Pole Vault Summit (room location to be released once I check in that week)
When: Friday, January 29. Tentatively scheduled for 7:45 to 8:15am in room 1114 (East Tower)
Goody bags: Yes! There will be goody bags for the first 30 people to show up.

There will be a donation box at the door. All money donated will be split between the athletes that show up and sign autographs.

If you won't be there, or if you want to donate ahead of time, send me a PM or email becca@polevaultpower.com and I will tell you how you can donate. I will update the totals here. Let me know if you want to be anonymous, otherwise I will say who has donated. If you're going to donate at Reno, I prefer cash (so I can easily split it among the athletes) so if you want to do a check or card, talk to me in advance.

If you want to donate something to the goody bags, send me a note as well. Fuzion Athletics has already promised some sweet gear (and they have AWESOME stuff every year).

If you are an athlete who would like to come and sign autographs, let me know! You have to have finished your collegiate eligibility to get $$. I'll have some food and coffee up there (for the athletes only).

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Re: YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:47 pm

So far the pot for athletes to sign autographs is at $120 thanks to generous donations by Bubba Sparks and an anonymous donor.

If you want to donate via PayPal, please let me know! If you want to add something to the goody bags, let me know!

I will post the names of some of the athletes who will be there in a day or two.

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Re: YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

Unread postby ADTF Academy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:32 am

I would like to thank Becca for doing this for the athletes. I hope next year we can get a link on the registration to help support the elites competing.

Just wanted to let people know that Mary Saxer will be attending this event in the morning. This is actually going to be her first chance to attend the Pole Vault Summit. She is looking forward to meeting everyone who attends the event in the morning as well as everyone else over the course of the weekend. I would recommend to all the young vaulters who are attending don't be timid or afraid to approach any of the elites to say hi or get an autograph. At some point in time they were in your shoes when they were younger.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:11 am

If you ask him really nicely, Danny might sign an autograph or two as well :)

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:01 pm

Count me in for another $100. I'll bring you cash. Bubba
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Bubba PV wrote:Count me in for another $100. I'll bring you cash. Bubba


Thanks Bubba! The pot is now at $220 :)

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Unread postby Bubba PV » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:06 pm

I was a starving pole vaulter before so I can really sympathize. Happy to support. Live that dream while you can!! Bubba
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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:20 pm

The pot is now at $235 thanks to a donation from Lone Star Athletic Equipment :D

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:13 am

Pot is now at $255! Thanks Wilson :)

Athletes scheduled to appear are: Katelin Rains, Mary Saxer, Lacy Janson, Erica Bartolina, Darren Niedermeyer, and Daniel Ryland.

The plan is to be in room 1114

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Re: YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:33 pm

Hope to see a few of you in room 1114 (east tower) tomorrow morning bright and early!

Thanks to Spencer Chang for the donation. We are at over $300 now!

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Re: YOU can help an emerging elite athlete in Reno + get prizes

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:54 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who donated! We raised almost $700 and 100% of it went to the athletes who showed up to sign autographs: Daniel Ryland, Darren Niedermeyer, Paul Litchfield, Bubba McLean, Erica Bartolina, Lacy Janson, Katelin Rains, and Mary Saxer.


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