The Pole Vault Initiative
Anyone in the sport long enough sees that the pole vault excels when young vaulters and coaches have access to good education and proper equipment/poles.
In the summer of 2019 I decided to tackle these two issues starting with writing a pole vault book along with creating a video for 12 of the chapters in the book to help vaulters and coaches learn the event safely.
The equipment/pole issue was much more complicated. What we did was open a donation link where people could donate money into a pot and when that pot gets to $1,000 we donate it to a pole vault program in need.
How it works
- For every item you you purchase off of the site you get your name put into a drawing.
- We collect donations until we raise $1,000
- Then we draw a name from someone who purchased something from our site
- And donate $1,000 in pole vault poles to a program of their choice
UCS Spirit will match Team Hoot’s donation with an additional drawing and $1000 of poles when UCS/Spirit is chosen and provide a Team Hoot discount on poles for the winners of the Pole Vault Initiative.
Gill Athletics will provide a Team Hoot discount on Gill poles for the winners of the Pole Vault Initiative.
Fiber Sport will provide a Team Hoot discount on Fiber Sport poles and the Rock Back pole case for the winners of the Pole Vault Initiative
ESSX will provide a Team Hoot discount on ESSX poles for the winners of the Pole Vault Initiative.