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.
Izaacs passion for cutting began 3 years ago when he had a lesson on a cutting horse chasing a cow. He competed in a local event last year at Mt Beppo, JR Cutting, He will be preparing to compete later in the year at beginner level on his own cutting bred horse, Phantom, in his saddle which was specially made for him last year. His saddle had to be custom made to lock him in at secure as possible as he has low muscle tone, the saddle has been fitted with a seat belt for extra security. Cutting is a team sport where ride and horse work together to cut a cow and drive it from the herd. Izaac and his horse are training together to achieve his dream goal of competing at a National level in the future.
Value to the Individual
Cutting is now Izaacs dream and obsession. He copes with being a deaf/mute along with many other health issues, including low muscle tone. The sport of Cutting has given Izaac a passionate drive which has given him purpose to his life. He is supported and welcomed at events he attends to watch and learn, observing the skills and learning from the pros. Prior to being introduced to the sport of Cutting Izaac didnt have a particular sport he was able to participate in, he is an avid football fan but playing was never an option for him. Cutting is fast paced and competitive with your horse being your team member. Izaac has developed a strong bond with his horse as they train together and will be winners in the arena despite the score.
Why the funds are needed
Funds are needed to purchase some new riding boots $350.00 (quality leather) Izaac needs more sand for his yard to train in $400.00, membership to NCHA and entries $500.00, Transport to competitions $250.00 Izaac requires funding assistance as he is on a disability pension which doesnt leave much for sport or other expenses other than daily necessities. (People do assist him with his horse and handling it at events)
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