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.
St George Basketball Association is a small (but getting larger!) basketball association in southern Sydney. We have 11 Junior and 2 Senior Representative teams (10-12 players on each)made up of local players from very diverse backgrounds - Sudanese, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Indian and more - who represent the local area in the NSW competition. Last year, our Under 14 and Under 16 Men reached the Grand Finals of their respective divisions, with the Under 16 Men becoming Premiers. This year, we have welcomed our first two women's teams to the rep program - Under 14s and Under 18s - and hope to add a Senior Women's side in 2017.
Value to the Community
St George Basketball Association (SGBA) is a community focused & culturally diverse association, exercising a leadership role in the promotion and development of the sport of basketball through programs and services for all levels of athletes, participants, leaders, and volunteers. St George Basketball is proud to be an integral part of the St George Area community and our programs cover over 250,000 residents in three Council areas. SGBA is proud of the many strengths and differences of our members, and embraces diversity in our managers, coaches and playing family. The welfare and future of our members are at the centre of everything we do, and we strive to develop our players from Learn to Play classes to Senior Representative level, growing our association along with them. We also provide a Pink Ball program, encouraging primary school aged girls to participate in sports and create lifelong friendships.
Why the funds are needed
Any sponsorship, funding or grant money received by St George Basketball goes straight back into our players - through facilities, equipment, uniforms). FACILITIES ($800): We do not own our home court (Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre) so we cannot upgrade the courts or facilities. But we can utilise portable hoops to have more drills running at once, and allowing more of our very young players to train in preparation for representative basketball. EQUIPMENT ($300): Basketballs are always going flat, and players also sometimes forget theirs for training. We aim to have many spare balls on hand for teams to use - especially in two handed dribbling drills (like Stephen Curry does in warm ups!). We also utliise cones for directional and agility drills - to allow our players to learn quick movements, and to change direction whilst dribbling. UNIFORMS ($400): Representative basketball is a winter sport - and a lot of our players tend to wear their own jumpers, or older St George jackets that are worn and faded. We would like to be able to have some funds to go towards assisting with the costs of warm up shirts and hoodies, so our teams look like teams!
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