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.
I compete in track races from 800m-5000m in the Summer and Cross Country and Road Races from 6km - 21.1km in the Winter. Currently specialising in the Half Marathon event, I have competed in various State Teams. I started running at the National level as a Junior at the World Mountain Running Championships, and after going to a US college for a semester, have settled in Australia to get fast, reach my full potential and hopefully get to the World Championships for the Half Marathon and even the Olympics one day in the Marathon event.
Value to the Individual
Running has always been there for me. As a teenager, I had a lot of health problems (including a brain issue and arthritis). This greatly impacted my friendships in High School and I struggled with life. Team sport was fun when it worked, although running seemed the only thing that I could do whenever I needed. For me. No one else. (As long as my arthritis at the time would allow.) It got me through. Now that my arthritis is well managed (I’m currently in “Clinical remission”) I can train as hard as anyone else (with great caution). Running is still (and I imagine will be forever) MY thing. My getaway. My time. My success. My saviour. It has also brought me to the greatest running community I could imagine. My running friends are nothing like those I had growing up – and to running, I will be forever grateful.
Why the funds are needed
Any funding would be spent on Remedial Massage (for bodily maintenance which I tend to ignore due to cost)and Gym fees (for strength and conditioning). If I had any extra, it would be spent on club/race fees, clothes & running shoes (which I tend to go through quite regularly with the high amount of kilometers I run)
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