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.
Townsville Softball is a small sporting association in Townsville, North Queensland. Having nearly completely fallen apart less than 5 years ago, Townsville Softball is fighting back having just earlier this year regained membership with our governing body, QLD Softball. We have since sent away our first representative to have attended a state championships in over 10 years with a great result of finishing 3rd in a competition of 13 teams at the QLD U15's state championships. Now on a high, the young players within our association are beaming with excitement of potentially sending a team to the U17s championships later this year. But in order to get them there we need to purchase new training & safety equipment to allow them the opportunity to practice. We also desperately need a whippersnipper to keep our field safe for them to play (we receive minimal council assistance).
Value to the Community
Softball provides another opportunity for youths (especially females) to participate in sports and group activities. We openly invite all people regardless of age, gender or nationality to participate. We also work with some disability groups to provide equal opportunity for all. Our grounds are also available for the community to use for various activities
Why the funds are needed
Being a small association our income is very limited. We are very reliant on grants to provide funding to achieve our goals. A small grant provides a great benefit for us. if successful in this grant it would be used to purchase a whippersnipper to maintain the safety of our grounds for play. Although we receive some council assistance, this is limited as we only have a small membership base. Council assistance is largely based on participation numbers . Although we are actively trying to increase this it takes time and we need assistance now. our members currently use their own tools to maintain fields on a volunteer basis. We would also use the funds to purchase new training and playing equipment for our junior players looking to attend state championships later this year. this equipment includes balls, bats, helmets and a kit bag to transport it all
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