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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

Total Votes:   93

Pinnacle Dragons Abreast


Dragon Boating

State / Area:

NSW / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Pinnacle Dragons Abreast

Pinnacle Dragons Abreast was established in 2013. We have 25 members, breast cancer survivors and their supporters, training up to 4 times week on Lake Canobolas, Orange. We are inclusive, encouraging the less fit and agile to get involved. We participate in regattas in NSW, have traveled interstate, including a 40 km paddle down the Derwent River in Tasmania - just to prove we can do it. Some went to Shanghai 2 yrs ago part of a Sister City group to highlight (to the Chinese) the fact breast cancer survivors can have an active fun life. We coach 51 high school students - (to success at regattas), we give groups of disabled (some profoundly) people the experience of dragon boating.

Value to the Community

We open up opportunities for those less fit people, many of whom have not participated in sport since childhood. Many have discovered they do have the ability to enjoy sport. Endurance and stamina training for 'Almost a Marathon' events are a regularly on the training program now We have groups of less able bodied people join us, we currently have a group of over 50s coming to us through a Sport and Recreation of NSW program. People come to sessions knowing they will be welcomed, have fun in a friendly supportive environment regardless of their age, fitness (or lack of). We are one of the few team sports where the stronger fitter participants can help the less fit and agile.

Why the funds are needed

Upgrade of boat loading facilities. We are developing a boat launch ramp with pontoon to eliminate the current problem of participants having to walk in mud and sludge to get into the boat (and in winter very cold mud, sludge and water). Improvements will include: Concrete boat launch ramp (cost approx $1800) enabling tow vehicle to get boat into water without risk of vehicle becoming bogged. Pontoon: (cost approximately $10,000 Site Preparation: cost of will be covered to large degree by a sponsor (local earth moving contractor). The improved facility will mean boat can be launched without risk of vehicle becoming bogged. Participants will be able to get in boat with no risk of falling over in mud. It will be much easier to assist disabled people to get in boat from a pontoon.



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