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.
What value does your team bring to the local community? The Townsvillains are a team composed of passionate and skilled Ultimate Disc players from Townsville and surrounds, Queensland. The Mixed Townsvillians team, comprised of 20 male and female players, is relatively new, having formed in only 2010. Aside from working hard in our two Ultimate Disc leagues, our Mixed team is currently training hard to compete in the Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships for Division II this coming September in Sydney.
Value to the Community
Ultimate is a fun, fast-paced sport that builds agility and cardiovascular strength, and at it's core, the "Spirit of the Game" ensures a friendly and fair atmosphere. Members of the Townsvillains help to organize, captain, and participate in two community leagues - one casual social league that has over 350 players, and one competitive league that has approximately 70 players. In addition, we have recently started a program that puts Townsvillains in local schools to help teach children the sport and the benefits of teamwork. Ultimate Disc has grown in Townsville over the last few years due to the hard work and efforts of the Townsvillains, who help to teach community members new skills and maintain an active lifestyle.
Why the funds are needed
Most of our income comes from our player fees, which help to pay for facilities and fields with lights during the regular season. We would like to keep player fees down, thereby increasing the accessibility of the sport to the greater community, by supplementing the cost of the facilities with a grant. We request $500 to help with field and light hire. We also request $1000 to help to supplement the cost of our team flying down to the Australian Mixed National Championship in September. We realize that $1000 will not completely fund the the flights for the team, but every little bit helps. In order to continue to help our team lower the cost of flights, we also plan to hold fundraisers and sell baked goods, etc. As a regional city, we have to fly in order to get to any national Ultimate Disc tournament, which is a huge financial burden for most of our players. Thermoskin could help us decrease the cost of these flights, and show that they are dedicated to helping rural sports teams compete at the national level.
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Townsville Ultimate Disc Webpage: http://tsv-ultimate.com/
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