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.
Founded in 1988, Wanderers Baseball Club has grown to be the largest in the competition through hard work and dedicated volunteerism. With players ranging from ages 4-60, the Club has attracted numerous new juniors to the sport. We have teams in age groups U/7's, U/10's, U/13's, U/15's and U/17's and our aim is always to make it as affordable as possible for a family to join. We do this by providing uniforms and protective safety equipment at no cost to all our teams. Funds are raised from numerous fundraising activities throughout the year. We have over one hundred playing members (over half are juniors) with double that again as club members (parents and supporters). We aim to be ongoing and self sustaining for future generations.
Value to the Community
We are the focal point for many of our members on a weekly basis when they come down to interact with friends and family as they combine their love of sport, socialising and the outdoors. Numerous members of the club are from ethnic and/or Aboriginal backgrounds and the club is a key element in the integration of these families into society. We also cater for many families from a lower socio-economic background by allowing them to participate at a low cost in a sport they may not normally have access to. We also have a young leadership group which raises self-esteem and confidence of the youth, allowing them to gain vital social and leadership skills that can be transferred into today's society. In todays' overweight and unhealthy society, we provide a safe and secure viable outdoor activity for the region's youth.
Why the funds are needed
The money will be spent on new uniforms and safety equipment. This will be used to clothe and equip the many new young players that we have attracted this season. Both the uniforms and the safety equipment (helmets, catchers gear) are mandatory to participate in the sport of baseball and as such, we try to provide these for our members, rather than have the families endure another cost for their kids to play. Uniforms - $600 Equipment - $900
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