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.
We are the SA Open women's state softball team the "Starz". Each year we go away to nationals as a team of 16 members plus coaching staff. We train for 8 months of the year in preparation for our tournament each year in January. Our group has come from never winning a game to being finals contenders the last 4 years. We are young, motivated and are known for our fun, competitive and hard working attitude. In a sport where there is a lack of funding in every element, (club and state) we struggle to encourage talented players of all ages as the cost to compete is too high ($2000 per person, per trip). As a squad, we have come so far in our competition and still all have the same common goal, of winning our national title; The Gilley's Shield Championship. I want to help that be a reality.
Value to the Community
Although our sport is not big in the state of SA, our squad works tirelessly to promote and develop the juniors from our playing community around the state. Over the last five years and in particular the last two, our team has developed programs and clinics for the talented junior players in our state. We believe it is our role as the best players in our State to motivate and encourage development of our sport, so that's what we did. We ran a "SA Junior Elite Academy" and also a "Beginner Academy" for all players of all ages to become better softballers. We also help with fundraising, working bee's, we all coach junior club teams - and all of this in a volunteer capacity, because we want our sport to flourish. You only get out as much as you put in and strong community is a huge part in that.
Why the funds are needed
As the price to participate in our sport is a high cost ($2000pp) we would either use the money towards our National Fee's or towards new team clothing (hoodies, drink bottles). Attaining new clothes would also help improve our "image" as a team and help us develop into a professional sporting product. New equipment would also be beneficial in the purchase of new bats, balls, helmets and general team bags. The money would also be beneficial in a team building camp before we go away to nationals to improve team cohesion and a positive group dynamic.
Our State Softball Website is http://sa.softball.org.au/?85694378181389008
But our team as such does not have its own social media webpage
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