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.
Tea Tree Gully Gymsports (TTGG) has had 22 gymnasts successfully qualify, across a variety of gymsports, to represent South Australia at the upcoming National Championships in May. TTGG’s representatives this year are from Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Trampolining; our club’s three most popular gymsports. Gymnastics is a physically and mentally challenging sport, with the athletes training between 12 and 15 hours per week; hence those few gymnasts who qualify are very talented and extremely determined. Several of the athletes competing in May have overcome serious injuries to take part in the trial process and meet the criteria. The competition provides the top gymnasts from level seven to ten around the country against to compete against each other to determine the Australian Gymnastics Champion for each level. This year the Championships are to be held in Melbourne at the Hisense Arena.
Value to the Community
Our sporting venue has over 2000 members going through our doors each week. These new and upcoming members see the State Team representatives training and are inspired by their dedication, skill acquisition and demeanour. Having gymnasts like these to aspire to, gives younger athletes at the club the motivation to remain in the sport longer ensuring they maintain fitness and health regimes throughout their childhood; as well as becoming organised astute members of the community . Aside from being good role models and enticing people to continue in the sport, the TTGG state team members also bring back medals and awards from their interstate triumphs which ultimately enhances our reputation and increases the number of people wanting to attend our club. Some of the members in this current team received a top three finish in the 2014 National Championships, South Australia’s first achievement of such magnitude in 21 years.
Why the funds are needed
As the National Gymnastics Championships are held in Melbourne, the team will need to fly to the location as well as pay for accommodation for the duration of their stay. TTGG hopes that this grant can assist with any travel expenses for each individual making it more realistic for everyone to attend. Whatever money is attained from this grant will be added to the fundraising pool and then divided equally between the individuals. The gymnasts and families can then deduct this money from their expenses whether it be for the travel, accommodation or even uniform costs.
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