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.
Revolution is an adult figure skating team with 15 members aged between 22 and 49. Formed in 2012, the team train every week and have won gold in the adult division at the Australian National Figure Skating Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The team trains at Ice Zoo Ice Rink in Alexandria and occasionally at Penrith Ice Palace. The team has worked incredibly hard to fund themselves through travelling interstate and overseas for international competitions and earned a gold medal in New Zealand in 2013. The team has just returned from another self-funded 3-week trip to the USA and Canada to compete at the Mid America Championships and Winterfest. Winning a bronze medal in the USA secured the team’s place as the first Australian adult skating team to win two international medals. The team made the most of their time overseas training with top coaches and athletes and observing the world’s best teams in action. The effort was made more exciting by the dedication the skaters showed towards their training overseas, especially with two skaters bringing young babies on the trip!
Value to the Community
Our team is primarily composed of many high level skaters, a third of who have represented Australia at the World Championships in past years and are now older, but still looking to skate with a challenge. The team is full of passionate skaters who have been on the ice since childhood. We are united in our aim of bringing out the best in each other and all our competitions and enjoy strong relationships with many other teams and attending events where multiple synchronized skating teams across all divisions can come together to celebrate a small but much loved sport. Our team preaches the values of hard work, team work, persistence and patience and each member is a strong corner stone in the sport, with many team members also working for the community as figure skating coaches, judges and technical specialists.
Why the funds are needed
Our team has just had to relocate to a new training base this March where ice time is significantly more expensive and also further away for some. A lump sum of any funds received would potentially go towards helping lower training costs or competition entry fees. The team are also hoping to update uniform, particularly new jackets as we move to representing a new club; grant money received would be distributed equally between members to accommodate this as well as to pay for new costumes for the new season which begins in July. Equipment costs for boot maintenance including skate sharpening, boot taping and lacing costs would also be reduced with a small distribution of grant money to each skater.
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