Free Services: Photo Restoration, Website Maintenance

The Vintage Baton Twirler is an advocacy project. We provide free PR and grant writing consulting services for a limited number of baton twirling organizations annually. Please review the list below and then fill out the application for free support. We will inform you within a week or so if we will be able to help you.

Graphic Design

Free graphic design services include logos, flyers, social media graphics, etc. 

Grant Writing

Grant writing consulting services for existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit twirling organizations. The majority of the business must be related to the sport of baton twirling.  Free grant writing consulting services do not include grants management or required reporting.

News Releases

News releases announcing the results of local, state, regional or national competitions, upcoming contests, and fall or spring class registration/enrollment, etc.

This free service includes distribution to appropriate and/or relevant local, state, regional and/or national news outlets including TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs and podcasts, etc. 

Photo Restoration Services

Many vintage photos are suitable for restoration. Not all, but many. Send your blurry or grainy baton twirling images to us and let us see if we can restore them. Email them to or use the form below. 


Mayoral or Gubernatorial proclamations for things like World Baton Twirling Day, etc.

Social Media

Facebook and Instagram setup. 

Website Development & Maintenance

2-3 page custom websites with custom URLs for coaches and/or baton twirling studios/organizations. The cost of domains and hosting is not provided. Free services include web design, small, monthly updates and security maintenance. 

Also, minor updates and maintenance for existing websites including repair of common problems. 


Free Media Relations Tools for Twirlers

Every day, journalists are looking for stories to share with their readers, listeners and viewers. Help build awareness of baton twirling by using these free tools. 

Sample Baton Twirling NEWS Release Form

Sample News Release

Call your local newspaper and ask for the email address of the community or sports editor and then send them the news release. Include a photo and phone number.

For electronic media (TV), call your local station and ask to speak with the assignment desk. Tell them about the award winner and ask if they’d be interested in doing an interview. They receive hundreds of these calls every week. Your call will stand out because it will be about baton twirling, something they never cover. Make your pitch more about the sport and less about the award. Tell the assignment editor why viewers will be interested in this story: For example, the story is unique, informative and uplifting.

Click on the image above to dowload the sample.


Sample Baton Twirling NEWS ADVISORY

Sample News Advisory

News advisories include the who, what, when, where, how and why. Typically, they are sent in advance of events.

Click on the image above to dowload the sample.

Sample Media Release Form for Baton Twirlers and Coaches, Parents

Sample Media Release

Click on the image above to download a PDF of the media release.

Sample Baton Twirling Proclamation

Photo Epigraph

Edie Gimlin

Edie Gimlin

Edie, 1938

Edith (Edie) Gimlin (Droney) was born in Nova Scotia and grew up in New London, Connecticut. During her growing up years she loved baton twirling and became a championship twirler winning many contests throughout the Northeast. 

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FREE Sticker

When you donate $10 a year to the Vintage Baton Twirler you’ll receive a free sticker for your car, laptop or water bottle. Thank you for supporting this project. When you give, please be sure to send us your address so we can mail you your sticker!


We’re so glad this project has made you happy and you want to donate. We’ve set up a business account on Venmo. Thank you!

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Thank you for helping us build our Facebook community. Our focus is on memories, tributes, nostalgia and the history of baton twirling.


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