Vote for the team or individual that you think most needs funding, for their chance to receive up to $1,500 from the Thermoskin Community Sports Fund!
You will also be entered in the draw to win a $200 EFTPOS Gift Card!
With a total pool of $10,000 available plus a gift of Thermoskin’s Plantar FXT Calf Socks, 2016 winners will be decided upon by a panel of 4 judges including Melanie Wright (Australian Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in Swimming), Sharelle McMahon (former Australian Netballer), Brett Emerton (ex-Socceroo) and Thermoskin CEO Matthew Symington.
Shortlisted entries will be based on quality of application, why the funds are needed, value to the community/individual, and number of votes received by the public, so start voting now and make your contribution!
To find out more on how your voting contributes, please visit our Terms & Conditions. Thermoskin Community Sports Fund Recipients will be announced on the Thermoskin website and Facebook page.
Voting: 4th – 25th May 2016
Recipients Announced: 6th June 2016
Voting has now finished.
Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.
The Adelaide Jokers Ice Hockey Club is the first new South Australian Ice Hockey club in over fifty years. Joining four other clubs in South Australia, we are bringing a fresh view to the long established history of the sport in this state. Incorporating in 2015, we will be playing our first season in Winter 2016. With a current membership of 17, we will have a single B Grade team in 2016, and plan to expand to both an A and B Grade team in 2017, effectively doubling our members. Unfortunately, due to issues with the local ice rink, the start of our season has been delayed, so we have not yet played our first game, although our club has been accepted for the current season in Ice Hockey SA. Our club is named after the Jokerit based in Helsinki Finland, where our coach begin his hockey career.
Value to the Community
We are focussing on developing not only our own players, but also any other player in the league looking to improve their game, with a specific focus on junior players in our state. We believe that stronger players (including opponents) improves the sport overall, giving us better games, and leaving the future of the sport in a better place than we found it. Our coach, of Finnish descent, has played for the team our club is named after in Finland, and is easily the strongest coach in the state. He has been running junior programs in South Australia for years now, and we have had some of the best up and coming players request to be part of our club when they hit senior hockey age. We have both men and women in our club, both able to compete in B Grade under International Ice Hockey Federation rules.
Why the funds are needed
As mentioned above, the club will be expanding from one team to two. With this comes a need for a full set of jerseys and player socks - the first set totalled $2,310, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Ice Hockey is an expensive sport to play, with each players individual equipment costing a player anywhere from $1,000 - $5,000 depending on position or quality of equipment. A pair of top level skates can cost upwards of $1,000, while a goalie can spend over $2,000 just for leg pads, and limited availability in Australia can blow that cost out with additional shipping. Then competition fees of around $600-$700 are payable by each player. Fundraising for the club needs to stretch. Any support can help us get our teams on the ice.
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