Anna Sabiston, a busy working mom, has turned to online crowdfunding company Kickstarter.com to fund the next phase of Bump & Run Maternity, the first ever line of maternity golf apparel. Following the campaign launch today, Anna has a 30-day fundraising window to raise all funds.
Minneapolis, MN May 22, 2015 – When Anna Sabiston was pregnant with her daughter Scarlett in 2012, she realized that maternity golf clothes designed to be worn on the course did not exist. After hearing other frustrated pregnant women golfers complain, Sabiston decided to solve the problem by designing and launching Playing 9, a line of maternity golf wear. To fund the next phase of the project, she has turned to online crowdfunding company Kickstarter.com.
In line with Kickstarter.com guidelines, fundraisers have a set number of days to raise all funds or the project receives nothing. Sabiston is looking to raise at least $5,000 during her 30-day fundraising window to fund the completion of design work, create a website where the line will be exclusively carried and help fund initial production.
The initial Playing 9 line will feature a versatile golf skort and short sleeve golf shirt. Sabiston plans to include more pieces in future collections. The apparel is designed to accommodate a growing belly while also adhering to strict course dress codes, allowing players to focus on their game, instead of their clothing, after each swing. Karyn Stordahl-Utect, contestant in the Big Break 6 and Miss Minnesota 2005 says ‘I wish Playing Nine clothing had existed during my three pregnancies. As more young women take up the game of golf, there is a real and growing need for maternity golf attire.’
Project backers can receive first run clothing, a limited edition bag tag, or be listed as a “Founding Member” on the website. To learn more about this project, readers can visit the pitch page: