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.
The club was established 12th October 2005 and provides an outlet for the community to experience the fast growing sport of Dragon Boat Racing. Members can paddle socially and enjoy the comradery of the team or also train at each person's own ability and compete at all levels including regional, state, national and international level. We hold "Come and Try" days on a regular basis and new participants are provided three free training sessions to decide whether they wish to pursue the sport. We cater for ages from 13 to whatever age a participant feels still able to paddle, to provide a low cost sport that is based on teamwork.
Value to the Community
Our club has grown from small beginnings to 45 members at present and is at the stage where the club is now being recognised for its efforts within our sport. We believe that the strategy of being available to the community and promoting a healthy image and strong community presence has proven to be vital in gaining support from the local community. Dragon boating is the world's fastest growing water sport. It is a fantastic team sport with a rich history having been practiced in China for over 200 years. It provides intense physical exertion and mental toughness and is an enjoyable outlet for community energy. It is open to all ages and provides the rare opportunity for the community to compete at many different levels.
Why the funds are needed
The grant would provide us with the facility to extend our activities to providing the team building and dragon boat experience to worthy organisations, such as schools, organisations dealing with disadvantaged youth and extend facilities to women who have suffered or are suffering the effects of breast cancer. The paddling action has long been identified recognised as therapeutic to women in these circumstances. Our PFD's (Personal Floating Devices) are now outdated and we need additional numbers and additional paddles to provide for extra activities and to cater for new members. Safety regulations require that anyone who cannot swim 50 metres and all juniors must wear a PFD. If successful we would spend $1,500 on PFD's.
Lake District Dragon Boat Association (The Lakers)
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