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.
The Junior members are the future of the Bocce sport within Australia. Each year a team is selected from across Australia to compete internationally. The team consists of 6 players and is mixed between female and male members. This year we are canvasing areas of the community to gain support for all aspects of getting our team overseas. With this in mind one important area we are looking for support in is funding to cover the cost of the Australian uniforms for the team. This recreational sport matured to become a fully-fledged competitive sport in the 1960s. In 1970 the first national Bocce championships was held
Value to the Community
Bocce (pronounced bot-chee) is one of the world's oldest games. In Victoria it has provided sporting opportunities for many culturally and linguistically diverse migrants who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to be involved in an organised sport. The sport is suitable for people of all ages from about seven upwards, and is played by both sexes. Bocce Victoria also embraces disability bocce – Special O’s, Paralympics and Boccia. It has a strong social component and is played in 74 countries world wide.. It is well suited to juniors, schools and families because the equipment is inexpensive and both sexes can participate and it can be played anywhere, ranging from backyards, parks, on beaches and indoor or outdoor, on purpose built bocce courts.For many, bocce has provided a pathway for integrating into the wider community and participating and contributing in more meaningful ways to the nation as a whole.
Why the funds are needed
As previously mentioned in order to continue development of the sport in Victoria and Australia we need to continue to create opportunities for the youth of the sport to be able to compete locally, interstate and then have the wider incentive to represent Australia overseas. Whilst representing Australia we are wanting to ensure we have the team presented in a uniform that depicts Australia and the wider Bocce program. We are therefore looking to utilise these funds to purchase uniforms for the travelling team including player’s coaches and support staff.
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