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.
Ulverstone Basketball Association - U/14 Girls team. Consists of 11 players, coach, assistant coach and manager. Compete in NWBU Junior Intertown competition weekly - currently undefeated for 2016. The team trains 1 - 2 times per week and players participate in individual morning trainings (6am-7am) twice per week. The girls have been playing/training together since U/10 and are now beginning to see the results of their dedication. The team has set a goal to attend the Basketball Tasmania U14 State Championships in September with high hopes of success after finishing third last year. Four players also participate in the Basketball Tasmania - Future Development training program which requires large amounts of travelling from their families. The players and coaching staff also volunteer many hours each week to assisting the club's local rosters and other junior training (e.g. umpiring, coaching, bench scoring).
Value to the Community
The program at the Ulverstone Basketball Association aims to encourage girls of all levels to participate in a supportive environment and provide opportunity for players of all levels whilst creating "good people". The club's focus is not only basketball but also to teach punctuality, manners, friendship, nutrition and fitness, ability to listen and much more. If the club/coaches can succeed in helping provide one girl with the knowledge it takes to not only play basketball but also live a healthy active lifestyle and make some friends along the way then they have succeeded.
Why the funds are needed
The U/14 Girls Basketball team has proven that they are dedicated to their sport and each other - we would love to see this team succeed for the remainder of the NWBU roster and at the Basketball Tasmania State Championships in September 2016. The state champ tournament requires the team to travel to Launceston and stay in accommodation somewhere overnight - the $500 would be put towards covering the team's accommodation. This would be one less expense for the player's parents whom would still need to pay for fuel, food, competition entry and more.
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