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.
My sport is swimming. I have been chosen in the Australian team for the Inaugural Trisome Games in Florence Italy, in July. The Trisome Games incorporates the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. There is 21 other young people in the team and we each have to find a total of $12,500. We are busy fundraising to get this money. I first entered a swimming competition in Special Olympics in Canberra in 2004. I am 21 years of age and love swimming for my country. I swam in Loano Italy in 2012, and Morelia, Mexico in 2014 coming home with 6 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. I have 6 individual world D/S long course records and 4 short course world D/S swimming records, I train 6 days each week at the Launceston Aquatic Centre, with South Esk Swim Club and New Horizons.
Value to the Individual
Swimming means a lot to me, it gives me confidence that I can do a sport really well I love my other team members and those I train with every day. My coaches and team members are really good to me. My training coach is Mrs Ketrina Clarke and Mr. John Beckworth is head coach for the Australian team, going to Italy. Swimming teaches me, that I have to have discipline with myself in training and eating properly and looking after my body, so that I can swim well. I love hearing the Australian National Anthem, " Advance Australia Fair", being played as the flag is raised up the pole, when I, or my team mates, win a gold medal.
Why the funds are needed
Thankyou, if successful the money would go towards the $12,500 each swimmer has to provide to go to Italy. This covers uniform, airfares, accommodation, also team camp in Brisbane in June. Money raised is paid into an account for Aran. It gets sent to the Treasurer of the DSSA in Brisbane. So, no money goes into personal accounts.
Down Syndrome Swimming Australia
dssa.org is the Australian website
Down Syndrome International Swimming organization
dsiso.org is the International Swimming website
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