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.
Commencing in 2015, the Youth Management Team of the PCYC South Burnett, commonly known as the SBPCYC Youth Squad, formed from six keen teenagers to provide services, particularly related to youth, to the community. The team now consists of 14 members ranging from ages 14 to 19, organising events for the community in and around the area of sport and recreation. Based at Murgon in the South Burnett Region, the team covers a low socio economic area with hardships of poverty, secondary homelessness and below average rates of higher education. Primarily dealing with the youth affected by these area in Cherbourg and Murgon, providing them with a an affordable and alternative to their current situation through nutrition, sport, recreation, diversionary activities and social engagement. The PCYC South Burnett has been operating for the last six years with great participation provided to the community through like events created by the youth.
Value to the Community
The SBPCYC Youth Squad brings the PCYC's values and vision of 'Enhancing Queensland Communities Through Youth Development' to fruition by creating events around sport and recreation to the communities youth (such as regular netball and volleyball competitions) and developing leadership skills in promoting and organising large events, such as the Youth Rainbow Race featured in the South Burnett for National Youth Week 2016. The leadership provided by the team and following examples has shown the team rise from six to 14 in less than 12 months. This showing that the ability for the SBPCYC Youth Squad to be a formidable source for providing leadership to other youth and preparing the participants to be our next future leaders. Also providing participants in the teams activities to be given opportunities that those would not normally have. The team is part of the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association a registered not-for-profit charity organisation.
Why the funds are needed
Funds are required for identifiable uniforms for the SBPCYC Youth, as to identify the group from the participants involved, also providing recognition of the team throughout the community and acknowledgement of their involvement as a pivotal part of sport, recreation and leadership in the area. We are searching for the funds for 20 sub laminated shirts (minimum order required, also leaving six extra for future youth involved with the SBPCYC Youth Squad). 20 shirts at $50 each (includes printing, artwork, sponsorship placement) - $1,000.00 Shirts to be provided at no cost to themselves due to at risk youth being involved in the team. This uniform will provide instant recognition to the participants in any activity organised around or with the SBPCYC Youth Squad.
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