Category: Fundraising

All Access Holidays Sponsor Melbourne Ducks in 2020

Powerchair Sports Victoria welcomes All Access Holidays to our family of sponsors and supporters. All Access Holidays jump on board as jersey sponsors for all Melbourne Ducks Powerchair Hockey Team matches across Victorian and interstate competitions in 2020!

All Access Holidays is a NDIS registered travel provider that specialises on taking people with a disability on holidays, around Australia and beyond. “We are so excited to be supporting the mighty Melbourne Ducks in their 2020 season. They play excellent electric wheelchair hockey and we cannot wait to see what they achieve next year. Bring on the new year and many more exciting games.”

Find out more via their website: https://www.allaccessholidays.com/

Tax Time Appeal 2019

It’s tax time! If you are looking for a last minute tax deduction that can help make a difference, why not make a donation to Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association? Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission ABN: 54 171 697 981 and in 2000 became endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

For over 30 years, VEWSA has provided sporting opportunities to people who use electric wheelchairs for functional mobility. In 1985, National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S) was created. It was the brainchild of Roger Melnyk, who had a type of Muscular Dystrophy and was the Executive Officer of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Victoria. He took his idea to the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of Australia and the sports were developed to give athletes an opportunity to compete for their state. This event has continued ever since.

Despite VEWSA’s important role in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for players with a disability and, our participation in national events, we don’t receive enough financial support to cover our on-going costs. The majority of the costs of participating in the sports are covered by the athletes and their families. For example, specialised sports wheelchairs cost in excess of $15,000 and athletes have to pay for their own way to the National Championships, which equates to an approximate additional expense of ($2,000 for an athlete and his/her carer).

With support from our wonderful sponsors, we are able to cover some of the costs for our athletes but it is not enough. Donations received could be used for much needed sports equipment, modifications to electric wheelchair guards, taking the sports to more areas around Victoria and/or transport to events.

Help us make a difference and create more opportunities for people in electric wheelchairs. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made by direct deposit:

BSB: 814-282

Account No: 10383731

Please send us an email at treasurer@vewsa.org.au to inform us of your donation with your name and address so we can mail you a receipt. Please also indicate what you would like your donation to go towards such as:

  • Development program
  • Equipment or transport
  • Local or national competitions
  • General costs
  • Teams or individual players

Tax Time Appeal 2018

It’s tax time! If you are looking for a last minute tax deduction that can help make a difference, why not make a donation to Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association? Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission ABN: 54 171 697 981 and in 2000 became endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

For over 30 years, VEWSA has provided sporting opportunities to people who use electric wheelchairs for functional mobility. In 1985, National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S) was created. It was the brainchild of Roger Melnyk, who had a type of Muscular Dystrophy and was the Executive Officer of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Victoria. He took his idea to the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of Australia and the sports were developed to give athletes an opportunity to compete for their state. This event has continued ever since.

Despite VEWSA’s important role in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for players with a disability and, our participation in national events, we don’t receive enough financial support to cover our on-going costs. The majority of the costs of participating in the sports are covered by the athletes and their families. For example, specialised sports wheelchairs cost in excess of $10,000 and athletes have to pay for their own way to the National Championships, which equates to an approximate additional expense of ($2,000 for an athlete and his/her carer).

With support from our wonderful sponsors, we are able to cover some of the costs for our athletes but it is not enough. Donations received could be used for much needed sports equipment, modifications to electric wheelchair guards, taking the sports to more areas around Victoria and/or transport to events.

Help us make a difference and create more opportunities for people in electric wheelchairs. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made by direct deposit:

BSB: 814-282

Account No: 10383731

Please send us an email at info@vewsa.org.au to inform us of your donation with your name and address so we can mail you a receipt.

Australian Sliders Fundraise for World Championship!

A squad of nine have been selected to represent the green and gold at the Powerchair Hockey World Championships in Italy this September! This will be a massive trip for the squad but also very costly in terms of flights, accommodation, support workers, and having legal Powerchairs to play in. Every year, powerchair athletes from around Australia, pour their heart, soul and money in to achieving their sporting dreams. Unlike mainstream sports, Powerchair Sports don’t get the credit they deserve, they don’t have the same backing from the media, sponsors, the government, and everyday Aussies. 

Below are links to a few of the individual fundraising pages as well as for the team! Please support them in any way you can.

Shaun Mott (VIC):
https://www.gofundme.com/5semb-help-me-represent-australia

Luke David (VIC):
https://asf.org.au/athletes/luke-david/

Chantel & Santo Bongiovanni (SA):
https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-represent-australia

Jonathan Grigg (SA):
https://www.gofundme.com/help-jono-represent-australia-at-i…

Kieran Watts (NSW):
https://www.gofundme.com/kn2mk-help-me-represent-australia

Australian Powerchair Hockey Association (APCHA) and the Australian Sliders:
https://give.everydayhero.com/…/australian-powerchair-hocke…

Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2017!

The 2017 Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is back!

VEWSA will be at the festival on Crown Riverwalk on Friday 1 December from 10am to 3pm.

So, join us on the banks of the Yarra at the biggest free, community event of its kind. Take a look at our Powerchair Hockey demonstration event and learn more about electric wheelchair sports!

Learn all about how to introduce more exercise into your life and what other accessible and inclusive sport and recreation choices are open to you. It’s the perfect opportunity to come and try a new activity and make new friends.

This family-friendly day features activities for all ages and abilities, as well as give-aways, and the popular Wheelchair Basketball Corporate Challenge starring sporting legends and Paralympians.

So come on down and have some fun, we look forward to seeing you!

Date: Friday 1 December 2017
Time: 10am-3pm
Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank Melbourne
Cost: FREE

For more information, go to the official Festival website http://www.dsr.org.au/

Any questions? Contact Disability Sport & Recreation on (03) 9473 0133 or info@dsr.org.au.

Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2016
Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2016

 

Run Melbourne 2017 Success!

Luke, Tim and Shaun took part in Run Melbourne 2017 on July 30 to raise awareness and fundraise for Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association. Joined by twenty thousand other runners/wheelers, they made the most of a beautiful winter’s morning in the city. It was decided early on that the group of three would attempt the 10km event and aim for a finish under 50 minutes. A fundraising goal of $1,000 was set and we are very proud to announce that the group raised $1,165. A terrific effort!

At the finish line!

We had many donations from friends, family members and supporters of VEWSA. Luke also received huge support from Pride Mobility Products Australia who installed new motors and tyres on his powerchair, in the hope that it would increase his speed. His finish time ended up being 45:39.7! Way in front of his goal! Support Your Way also contributed with a very generous donation.

Support Your Way

Tim, loving a good run and having a ton of experience with competitive running finished in 37:32.1. Shaun experienced battery problems mid way through the event and had to pull out with a few kilometres to go. Next year Shauny!

The three members had a fantastic time and received heaps of encouragement and support throughout the course. VEWSA would like to thank everyone who shared, donated, supported and encouraged Luke, Shaun and Tim.

Run Melbourne 2017
Run Melbourne 2017

We’ll be back next year! Interested in joining us? Let us know!

Run Melbourne 2017

Shaun, Tim and Luke will be taking part in Run Melbourne’s 10KM event tomorrow all to raise money for VEWSA. They have raised $860 so far!

Support VEWSA

Help us make a difference and create more opportunities for people in electric wheelchairs. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated. Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/run-melbourne-2017-vewsa


Event

Run Melbourne is more than just a “fun run”.  It is an opportunity to give, by raising funds for a cause close to our hearts.

Run Melbourne is a great way for our supporters to promote healthy living and fitness, participate in a major community event, and raise funds for our cause.

A team of volunteers from VEWSA will be taking part in the 5km and 10km distances. Their goal is to raise as much funds as they possibly can.


Mission 

Our mission is to grow and take our sports all over Victoria, to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

VEWSA is seeking financial support as our lack of funding has a direct impact on our capacity to run programs and provide opportunities to members. Funding received will be used for much needed sports equipment, modifications to wheelchair guards, starting more leagues around the state and/or transport to events. We truly believe that sport can have a positive impact on people with a disability.

About VEWSA

Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association Inc. (VEWSA) is a community based, non-profit association run by volunteers, parents and players. We are the only organisation in Victoria to provide sporting activities for people who use an electric wheelchair for functional mobility. Our journey started in the early 1980’s at special schools around the state. In 1989, we became a registered non-profit incorporated organisation and in 2000 we became endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. This year, our state team ‘Warriors’ were Australian hockey champions for the 25th time, out of a possible 32.

VEWSA oversees the local and state teams. The state teams attend up to three events every year, National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S.), Powerchair Football Nationals and the Club Championships. Powerchair Hockey and Football are also played Internationally with an Australian team attending the third Powerchair Football World Cup in July 2017.

VEWSA is unable to adequately promote the sport to the public, beyond its Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/VEWSA) and website ( www.vewsa.org.au). Despite VEWSA’s important role in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for players with a disability, and our participation in national events, we receive little official or financial support. Everything is organised and paid for by the athletes and their families. For example, specialised sports wheelchairs cost in excess of $15,000. Athletes have to pay their own way to the National Championships, which equates to an approximate additional expense of $2000 per year, per event for an athlete and their carer to attend (with three National Championships per year).

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/run-melbourne-2017-vewsa

Tax Time Appeal

It’s tax time! If you are looking for a last minute tax deduction that can help make a difference, why not make a donation to Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association? Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission ABN: 54 171 697 981 and in 2000 became endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

For over 30 years, VEWSA has provided sporting opportunities to people who use electric wheelchairs for functional mobility. In 1985, National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S) was created. It was the brainchild of Roger Melnyk, who had a type of Muscular Dystrophy and was the Executive Officer of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Victoria. He took his idea to the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of Australia and the sports were developed to give athletes an opportunity to compete for their state. This event has continued ever since.

Despite VEWSA’s important role in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for players with a disability and, our participation in national events, we don’t receive enough financial support to cover our on-going costs. The majority of the costs of participating in the sports are covered by the athletes and their families. For example, specialised sports wheelchairs cost in excess of $10,000 and athletes have to pay for their own way to the National Championships, which equates to an approximate additional expense of ($2,000 for an athlete and his/her carer).

With support from our wonderful sponsors, we are able to cover some of the costs for our athletes but it is not enough. Donations received could be used for much needed sports equipment, modifications to electric wheelchair guards, taking the sports to more areas around Victoria and/or transport to events.

Help us make a difference and create more opportunities for people in electric wheelchairs. Any donation big or small will be greatly appreciated.

Donation Form

Donate to VEWSA

Shaun Mott Fundraising For Strikeforce

This campaign is aimed to raise money for one of our newest athletes, Shaun Mott and his goal to purchase a StrikeForce Wheelchair that will allow him to improve his skills in the many sports he competes in and to further his career.

He has competed twice at the Australian Powerchair Football National Championships within the last year and continues to improve dramatically from week to week, despite not having the appropriate sports chair. Strike Force wheelchairs are priced between $16,000 and $18,000. Any amount of money that’s raised will help dramatically in the purchase of this wheelchair.

Shaun demonstrates great determination, resilience and strength and we wish him all the best in his efforts to raise funds!

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/shaunmottsports

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/shaunmottsports/