Stone Arch Books Announces Sports Star Contest Winner

9:18 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Capstone imprint Stone Arch Books, recently announced the winner of its Create Your Own Sports Star nationwide contest, inspired by the publisher’s partnership with Sports Illustrated KIDS. The winner was selected from more than 23,000 total votes cast from kids nationwide from March 20 through April 11.

Receiving more than 70% of the votes, Justin Cox, a 4th grade student from Timmerman Elementary School in Pflugerville, Texas, was selected as the first place winner. Justin’s fictional character, Dash the Flash, will be the featured character in a Sports Illustrated KIDS Graphic Novel available Jan. 1, 2011, in hardcover and paperback formats. Justin, along with his school, will be included in a page at the back of the book.

“We’re so proud of all of our finalists. They each created exciting characters that will thrill readers!” said Lori Benton, General Manager/Publisher of Capstone Fiction. “Kids came out in full force, casting their votes for their favorite characters and we now have a clear winner. We couldn’t be happier to start production on FULL COURT FLASH, a graphic novel starring Dash the Flash.”
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