As a high school pole vaulter and honor student, Cori understood the value of reading and the importance of getting children excited about reading at an early age. Using the power of sport for social good, Cori launched her first annual Pole Vault for Promising Pages campaign to raise donations for Promising pages, which uses donated books to turn ordinary children into enthusiastic bookworms.
Founded in 2014, PLEDGE IT is an online fundraising platform that empowers teams and athletes to raise money based on their athletic performance. Fans can pledge any dollar amount for every touchdown, run or point scored to benefit their favorite cause (or team).
During her track and field season, Cori asked her family and friends to pledge a donation for every point she recorded pole vaulting. She was able to raise more than $600 simply by doing what she loves - pole vaulting!
Cori plans to launch another fundraising campaign next year and invite her other pole vaulters to join her effort in supporting Promising Pages again. We can't wait to see how much Cori and her friends raise next season!
Since 2014, PLEDGE IT has helped professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and Olympics support their favorite charities, as well as countless colleges, high schools and youth teams.
PLEDGE IT has also worked with large charities such as The American Cancer Society, UNICEF, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia and the Ronald McDonald House and has been featured on ESPN, USA TODAY, Fox Sports, MSNBC, Sports Illustrated and Ellen DeGeneres Show.