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.
Michael has been selected and been representing his state and country at National level for 2 years and at State level for 5 years in Tenpin Bowling. In July this year he will be travelling to Lincoln, Nebraska in the USA where he will be competing against the world best at the World Youth Championships. Being from South Australia,the opportunities to get extra training and sponsors are limited so for him to be one of Australia's best comes at a financial cost. He loves nothing more than the competition and the challenge to excel and be noticed on the International stage. He has had the US college talent scouts contacting him so he has something to strive for in America.
Value to the Individual
To me the sport has been my life so much so I proposed to my wife on a bowling alley 26 years ago and all 3 of my kids have been brought up bowling leagues and representing their state.Michael has always had the determination and focus to become a great bowler but the sport is very expensive to excel in without the backing of family so any funding to help is a bonus.I was travelling to America with him to finally see him represent his country for my first time only to be made redundant at work so I had to cancel. I am so proud of what he has achieved and what he will achieve in the future.
Why the funds are needed
Equipment for Tenpin bowling ranges from $5 for a single rubber insert in the ball up to $300 for a new bowling ball, which good bowlers need 6 bowling balls a year to be competitive. Training is normally done by myself or by the bowler because of the cost factor. We've managed to get a generous offer from a bowling centre of free lane use. Total cost for a basic year of tenpin bowling which includes Bowling balls, bowling shoes, tournament entry fee, flights , accommodation, food and accessories is around $9,000 without overseas competition at is at least $5,000 just to get to the Country that the competition is held in .
Tenpin bowling Australia, Tenpin SA, worldbowling.org/events/championships, pba.com , abf-online.org
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