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.
Courtney starting racing BMX on 27 March 2013 joining Pine Rivers BMX Club. Courtney's first major event was the State Titles in September 2013 were she crashed and broke her collar bone. This did not deter here and she was back on her bike in no time even more determined. She soon found her passion for riding and after only three years in the sport she is off to Colombia for the BMX World Championships in May 2016. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to make it this far in a male dominated sport. At local club events Courtney races against the Pro men to ensure she is always competing to improve. Courtney is currently ranked 6th in Queensland and was a member of the Southern Zone ID Squad in 2015. This will be Courtney's first International event and she is looking forward to representing Australia.
Value to the Individual
BMX is her life. Although only 15 Courtney is assisting with the coaching of the younger riders coming through her club. This has resulted in lifting Courtney's confidence and is a great way to give back to the club who have assisted on her journey so far. She trains at her local club and has two additional sessions with a private coach. She also does three gym sessions a week. She races at a club level every 2nd week and travels to all other clubs to race within southern zone and beyond. Through BMX Courtney has made some great friends from all around Australia. They are competitors on the track but great support for each other off. Courtney's BMX is supported by her siblings and mother but has a financial impact. It is currently costing approx. $100 per week plus travel expenses to attend training and Race days.
Why the funds are needed
Expenses include Airfares $2007, land travel $216, Accommodation $832, Nomination fees $320, Uniform $270, Passport $127, Vaccinations $120, Food and spending money for 7 days approx $700, insurance $150. Total $4742. I have applied for 2 grants valuing $850 but as yet they are not confirmed. Courtney and her sister have been selling fundraising chocolates and have raised approx $900. Mycause page has also raised $1000. If grants are received balance remaining will be $1992. Seeking assistance for the $832 (Accommodation), $320 (nom fee) and $270 (uniform) totaling $1422, as they are currently unpaid. I am a single mum and full time student so assistance with funding would ease the burden on the family. It has been an expensive year with two BMX trips to Cairns and 2 to Bathurst already.
BMX Australia - http://www.bmxaustralia.com.au/en-us/eventsresults/2016ucibmxworldchampionships.aspx
Courtney Stevenson #646 facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Courtney-Stevenson-646-1661076617498287/
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