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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!
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Voting: 4th – 25th May 2016
Recipients Announced: 6th June 2016
Voting has now finished.
Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.
Michael Fox, also known as Bboy Flyin Foxy, started break dancing in 1999 and began teaching break in 2006. As his name suggests, he is best known for his high flying tricks and flips. He is a qualified personal trainer with a certificate in nutrition and believes in educating the next generation in healthy living through dance. With titles such as Australian Break Dance Champion in 2011 and as a member of Team Australia at last year's World Break Championships, Foxy then made it his mission to unite the hip hop community by establishing Melbourne Break Dance; a business dedicated to the preservation of hip hop culture and events.
Value to the Individual
Break dance not only promotes health and fitness but also team work and goal reaching. Break dance provided Michael Fox with a positive outlet for his excess energy as a child with ADHD and has seen it benefit his dance students in the same way with improved physical fitness, increased self-esteem and higher confidence. Being able to be a role model for these kids who may not feel like they belong in other more traditional sporting activities has always been Michael's favourite element of break dance.
Why the funds are needed
Michael has founded his own company, "Melbourne Break Dance". Aside from teaching break dance lessons all over Melbourne, MBD also runs several events throughout the year to provide kids a safe environment to learn and test their skills. Before MBD, there was only one competition held per year for under 18's to break battle, now, thanks to MBD, there are over 10 events throughout the year! The most expensive part of running these events, is venue hire. Being able to pay for a door person, camera man, dj and three professional dance judges each event PLUS venue hire rates, is putting MBD at risk of not being able to run as many competition over the next couple of years.
FACEBOOK: Michael Fox / Melbourne Break Dance
YOUTUBE: Melbourne Break Dance
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