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.
CWG Performance Team is made up of boys and girls ranging in age from 7 years to 17 years. The Team was formed in 2015 as a fun way of joining like minded girls and boys together as they flip and tumble their way to strength and fitness. The Performance Team perform tumbling gymnastics displays at local community events and school fetes highlighted by workshopping with an international acrobatic ensemble "Circa" and having them choreograph a routine for the children to perform as their curtain raiser to a sold out show in Orange in 2015. In 2016 they were asked to be a part of the pre-game entertainment in a pre-season NRL game in Orange in 2016 in front of more than 6,000 people. They come together once a week for training and they love it.
Value to the Community
The privilege of attending local community events and performing displays builds confidence in the kids and builds team work. Their displays bring people together and by the smiles on the faces of the crowds that watch and all the gasps at their clever skills and applause they bring joy to people. They encourage other children of similar ages to have a go and make them dare to believe that they could too tumble and flip like that and they show just how much fun it is to be active, flying through the air and upside down.
Why the funds are needed
The funds are needed to repair and upgrade equipment. As the performance team grows and more children join, the need for safety equipment such as crashmats and landing mats grow. Similarly the need for additional training equipment like mini tramps, wedges, boxes, cylenders etc also grows. Every time the team performs at a community event, several tumbling mats, crashmats, mattresses, landing mats, mini tramps have to be packed up and trucked in and out of the venues. This causes additional wear and tear on the equipment. Maintenance of the equipment is paramount to safety and when equipment is compromised it has to be put away until funds can be sourced for repairs thus hindering training. A lot of the equipment used for performance training was purchased second hand or has been in the gym and used for general gymnastics for several years. It'd be nice to be able to give these kids a boost with some new and/or refurbished training tools.
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