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.
Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Inc. is a sporting club that offers services of wheelchair basketball to the Sunshine Coast and extended Gympie regions. We are a small club of which about 20 participate in a weekly program designed as a social competition as well as a means of competitive pathways for players who wish to develop their skills. Suncoast Spinners currently boasts three members selected in the 2015 QLD RSL Spinning Bullets National league team, two in the Australian men's under 25's development squad and one in the Australian women's under 23's development squad with two of our juniors in the QLD Junior team. Suncoast Spinners has been operating on the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years.
Value to the Community
Suncoast Spinners display exceptional leadership and participation within the community by raising awareness in the community around wheelchair sports by providing demonstrations to local schools and community groups in a fun and educational way as a means of breaking down barriers and misconceptions around wheelchair sports. One of the biggest misconceptions is that only people permanently confined to a wheelchair can play wheelchair sports, this is not true, people with limited mobility and able body athletes are encouraged to participate and make up the back bone of our club providing continuity to the weekly sessions, support and friendship. These support members ensure the clubs ability to provide a regular program for people who are not able to attend regularly due to heath or complications.
Why the funds are needed
Basketballs are replaced on a yearly basis due to wear and tear. As a number of our members have latex allergies, only latex free basketballs can be used. Latex allergies are common amongst wheelchair sports given the variety disabilities within the sport. 20 basketballs are required for training at a cost of around $140 each.
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