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Story time with Olympian Mary Wineberg

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Part of Field Trips Online Experiences

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Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympic experience hosted by Mary

60 mins
Up to 12 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First, I’ll welcome all guests to the Experience through engaging introductions—it’s important for each of you to feel welcome and a part of this book experience. I’ll share my background on how I got involved in the sport of track and field, how I struggled with setting goals and believing in myself, and now publishing a book.

Guests will then experience an engaging full reading of my book, I Didn't Win. Throughout this reading, you’ll exercise, set goals, and walk away feeling inspired just like the book’s main character, Jackson. At the end there’ll be a chance to ask questions about me or the book.

Finally, guests are in for a treat, as I’ll share my race from the Olympics. Like Jackson, you’ll be able to see how I set a goal and never gave up.

As a heads up, expect that my experience on July 25, 9pm Eastern Standard Time will be streamed live for more fans to watch both on Airbnb.com and on YouTube, so if you book to join me, you'll also get to be part of the stream!
First, I’ll welcome all guests to the Experience through engaging introductions—it’s important for each of you to feel welcome and a part of this book experience. I’ll share my background on how I got involved in the sport of track and field, how I struggled with setting goals and believing in myself, and now publishing a book.

Guests will then experience an engaging full reading of my book, I Didn't Win. Throughout this reading, you’…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Mary can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $300.

What to bring

  • Imagination/looking eyes/listening ears
  • Water/Snack
From $20
/ person
Sun, Nov 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Rp303,201 per person
Rp303,201 per person
Mon, Nov 16
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Rp303,201 per person
Rp303,201 per person
Sat, Nov 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Rp303,201 per person
Rp303,201 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Mary

Olympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, I’m an Olympic gold medalist from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I’ve been in education for over 10 years and I work with primary-age children. I’m the author of two books. My most recent work is my children's book, I Didn't Win, which tells the story of a young boy named Jackson who learns about goal-setting and key character-building traits.

As an educator I’m passionate about improving literacy among young children and increasing the amount of time families read together. Studies show that children who engage in reading – especially in families that read together – do better in school.

I’m excited to bring this engaging Experience to you and your young reader. My readings have been viewed as fun and interactive.
@wineberg400 IG
Hello, I’m an Olympic gold medalist from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I’ve been in education for over 10 years and I work with primary-age children. I’m the author of two books. My most recent work is my children's book, I Didn't Win, which tells the story of a young boy named Jackson who learns about goal-setting and key character-building traits.

As an educator I’m passionate about improving literacy among young children and increasing the amount of time families read together. Studie…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Amy
August 2020
Mary Wineberg was so engaging and accessible to my young son. Her book is delightful, and her personal story very compelling. This was a special treat.
Tom
July 2020
Apart from being a legendary olympian, Mary is such a charismatic person who has a communication gift. My kids (ages 8 and 6) enjoyed thoroughly and the experience of meeting a world-class champion is just hard to beat. Her book describes a simple yet timeless idea, as it reminds us that defeats are just learning opportunities. Thank you Mary! I hope you can on keep on inspiring more and more people through the Airbnb community.
Apart from being a legendary olympian, Mary is such a charismatic person who has a communication gift. My kids (ages 8 and 6) enjoyed thoroughly and the experience of meeting a wor…
J
July 2020
This was a truly wonderful experience. Mary was very friendly and made the children feel comfortable right from the start, interacting with them and sharing her unique perspective gleaned from her years of experience as an athlete. My daughter was inspired by the stories and has surely learned a few valuable life lessons. Thank you, Mary!
This was a truly wonderful experience. Mary was very friendly and made the children feel comfortable right from the start, interacting with them and sharing her unique perspective…
Katrina
July 2020
This experience with Mary for my daughter was truly special. My daughter was very engaging and asked several questions to which Mary answered as if it was a one on one call. She excitingly shared her experience with her track team.
Gaby
July 2020
Mesmo sendo adulta e não tendo nenhuma criança realizando a experiência comigo me senti conectada com a Mary e a história que ela contou. Foi muito legal ver a interação dela com as crianças. Recomendo muito que faça com a sua família.
Ellie
July 2020
To be able to enter into an authentic conversation with such an inspired individual as, Mary Wineberg, was truly a gift! My sons super power is ADHD. Reading has been a journey with him, and one that’s taken a lot of work. We read nightly and my son has also had extra assistance at school. Capturing his fiery spirit and holding his interest for a few moments is a large feat! Tonight, he sat on the edge of his seat, for an entire hour with Mary. She drew him in with the experience, gave him a voice, while absolutely delighting his spirit! Both my son, Aiden, and his friend, Caleb, were ecstatic about the experience and are still celebrating 🥳 it, even though the event has come to close. I am extending my most heartfelt gratitude to Mary and Airbnb for this precious memory which I know we all will forever treasure and cherish! Keep WINNING!!! The world needs this light and authentic connection. Many thanks from a grateful mom. 🙏🏼 Sincerely, Ellie Howe
To be able to enter into an authentic conversation with such an inspired individual as, Mary Wineberg, was truly a gift! My sons super power is ADHD. Reading has been a journey w…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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