Vote now for your favourite Team or Individual

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:   70

Special Olympics Melbourne Southern Swimming Team


All Abilities

State / Area:

VIC / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Special Olympics Melbourne Southern Swimming Team

Special Olympics provides competition and training for children and adults with an intellectual disability. The Melbourne Southern Club have been operating for the last 28 years and our members location range from Edithvale Rd to Oakleigh running bayside to the city. Training is run at Don Tatnell Pool in Mordialloc. There are currently 23 Swimmers but our club has a total of 79 athletes as we offer 6 sports in total. Special olympics offers competition at the regional, state and world levels.

Value to the Community

Special Olympics Australia aims to improve the quality of life, acceptance and health of people with an intellectual disability by engaging the community to accept and support all its members equally and offering activities that involve not only the athlete but also volunteers and the community. Our goals include a holistic approach to individual wellbeing and inclusion of the broader community.

Why the funds are needed

We would like to give all our athletes a Swimmers Jacket each. These jackets are long, fully lined ones especially made for swimmers to keep them warm and dry between races. We would love to get them in our team colours with our logo on. This would make us look more like a team. We believe there will also be many heath benefits and they would be very handy for training and for competition.


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