Welcome To My Rally!
Hey! First, I'd like to thank you for visiting my Rally! My name is Jordan Scott, I'm 27 years old, and plan on making my 3rd appearance at the US Olympic Team Trials a successful one! Pole Vaulting is more of an identity for me than a passion - it's way past that. It's so far past that, in fact, that I have just recently stepped down from a full-time I.T. position at KU Athletics because I didn't have enough time to train like a professional athlete and travel to many of the competitions that I need to compete in. Also, let me add that I could not have made it anywhere near this far in my career without the love, support, and sacrifices my wife and my family have made for me over the past 12 years. Giving up a full-time salary with unbelievable benefits is, well, ludacris to most people... but my wife is the type of person you only meet once in a lifetime.
I LIVE for that feeling of flying over a crossbar. But as you could imagine, it's not easy... Whether you're trying to break a personal record, a world record, or trying to pay your bills as you pursue your dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal, the road is definitely the less-traveled one.This is the beginning of my 4th year out from under the amazing financial umbrella of college athletics at The University of Kansas. More times than I can count, I've heard coaches and athletes talk about "that period between being a college track & field athlete and becoming an ELITE athlete is one of the biggest struggles you can face in athletics." I'll be the first to tell you how accurate that statement is.
How The Money Will Be Used
My Rally Goal is $20,000 for my journey through the next 1 1/2 years to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is how I will use the money:
- $12,000 will be used for travel expenses for the 2015 & 2016 seasons. There are many domestic and international competitions that do not fund athletes' travel and this will tremendously help offset those expenses.
- $5,000 will be used for traveling to Knoxville, TN to train with my coach (Tim Mack, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist) and my teammates! I've been training hundreds of miles away for almost a year now, and cannot afford to travel out there and get in-person coaching near as often as I would like. My goal is to train with him at least once a month... and yes, he's worth it.
$3,000 will be used for training equipment and therapy - the little things that make all the difference! I've just hand-built a wooden squat/bench rack in my garage, and now I need actual weights to lift! I will also use this to see my chiropractor and massage therapist on a regualar basis to keep my body healthy!
How I Got Here
I started pole vaulting as a freshman at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, GA and absolutely sucked at it! But I wasn't as bad at vaulting as I was at every other event I tried that first year... which is inevitably why I was stuck with vaulting. It turned out to be a life-changing endeavor that would take me to countries I would've never visited, provide me with a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Sport Management, and introduce me to my beautiful wife - who was also a pole vaulter at KU. For those reasons, and many more, I have an unexplainable desire to reach the next level - compete in the Olympic Games. With your help, I will be able to turn my dreams into reality - I have no doubt.
To learn more about me, visit my website www.jscottpolevault.com
- Personal Best Pole Vault = 5.72m (18' 9.25")
- 2013 USA Champion (Indoors)
- 2010 NCAA Champion (Outdoors)
- 2008 & 2012 Olympic Trial Finalist (Top 12)
- 4x member of Team USA, since 2005
- 7x Big XII Champion
Join My Team and Spread the Word!
Successful crowdfunding depends on You - my boosters! Here are some example tweets/posts that you can share on your social media outlets. (Feel free to make your own!)
"Support Jordan Scott (@jscottpolevault) on his journey to the @RioOlympicGames! Visit his @RallyMeSports page! *URL*"
"Help USA Pole Vaulter pursue his dreams of making it to #Rio2016! Please share his @RallyMeSports Page and contribute! *URL*"
"Jordan Scott needs your help! Contribute to his @RallyMeSports campaign to get AWESOME swag! Help spread the word! *URL*"
"Support pole vaulter, Jordan Scott pursue his dream of being an Olympian! Contribute to his RallyMe campaign and get some swag in return! Please help me spread the word even if you can't contribute! But hurry - his rally is only 30 days long!"
A few of my strongest supporters deserve a big shoutout. They have had an enormous impact on the success of my pole vaulting journey thus far!
Richard & Lynne Scott
John & Ruby Methvin
Milford & Margaret Scott
Jeff & Laura Jacobsen
Select Swag For Your Contribution
$25Personalized Thank You Letter and a sweet sticker from one of my sponsors - TakoGrip!
$40A Manic Panic T-Shirt and Cinch Bag (spike bag)! All Shirts are Size Large. (Limited Quantity!) **Also Includes a personalized THANK YOU letter!
$40HYPER BOOST PROMOTION!! - LIMITED QUANTITY!!An autographed 3" piece of a pole that I broke! **Also Includes a personalized THANK YOU letter!
$50My Signature T-Shirt! **Also Includes a personalized THANK YOU letter!
$75A Manic Panic T-Shirt, Cinch Bag (spike bag), a Sticker, 3 Guitar Picks, 2 Glam Strips, Hot Hot Pink Hair Dye, and a Pastel-izer Dye Mix!! Shirt is Size Large. (Only ONE kit available!!) **Also Includes a personalized THANK YOU letter!
$10030-Minute Video Coaching via InstaViser! **Also Includes my Signature T-Shirt and personalized THANK YOU letter!
$100An autographed 3" piece of a pole that I broke! **Also Includes my Signature T-Shirt and personalized THANK YOU letter! (Limited Quantity!)
$150A Pair of XX2i Optics FRANCE2 Sunglasses! Made from flexible and strong Grilamid, the France2 offers fully adjustable temple tips and nose pads to ensure an accurate, individual face fit that holds strong while remaining feather light. **Also Includes my Signature T-Shirt and personalized THANK YOU letter! (Very Limited Quantity!)
$300BG-X (Multi-Position) Pillow by Bedgear! This top-of-the-line pillow keeps you cool during the night and gives your head, neck, spine, and shoulders the support they deserve! **Also Includes my Signature T-Shirt and personalized THANK YOU letter! (Very Limited Quantity!)
$500In-Person Visit! I'll come to your school/track/business/etc. for a half-day and hang out, talk about my journey, or give coaching advice. The possibilities are nearly endless! (Must be within 250 miles of Lawrence, KS - Subject to availability) **Also Includes my Signature T-Shirt and personalized THANK YOU letter!
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