Australian Sports Foundation have joined forces with ISC Sport as their Preferred Apparel Partner for the next year.
The Australian Sports Foundation is Australia’s peak charitable body for sport and the only organisation in Australia for which donations to sport are tax-deductible. Their mission is to help the Australian community and grassroots sports clubs thrive so that every Australian can benefit from the health and social impacts of sport.
The Sports Foundation advocates for community sports and the benefits it brings to individuals, communities and all Australians by channelling funds provided by philanthropic donors to clubs in need, as well as provide platforms and tools to help clubs with their own local fundraising. They endeavour to link with partners that support these initiatives.
Recently, the Sports Foundation conducted a national survey that aimed to outline hardships sporting clubs have felt as a direct result of COVID-19. This widespread survey highlighted the need for financial aid, for costs associated to team apparel in particular.
ISC have worked with some of Australia’s biggest sporting teams and have solidified their position as the largest licensed team wear supplier in Australia. They exist to enhance every teams journey through the collaborative delivery of custom kit and to be the first choice for all custom performance apparel needs. They support licenses across all codes, regions and levels in a way that is unmatched. They continue to evolve, innovate and manage their portfolio in a strategic manner.
Australian Sports Foundation CEO, Patrick Walker said, “We’re delighted to partner with such an established and highly-regarded brand as ISC Sport. Their generous support will provide timely help to community clubs struggling to survive the financial impact of COVID-19 by enabling us to provide grants of team apparel to clubs in need. It’s a great example of Corporate Australia stepping forward to help our community clubs navigate the effects of the pandemic.”
ISC CEO & Managing Director, Jason Schulman said, "We’re excited to align ourselves with the Australian Sports Foundation, as they share our love of sports but more importantly, the drive to positively impact local communities which is so important now more than ever."
"With a large portion of Australian Sports Foundation grants being apparel related, there were numerous synergies between ISC and the Australian Sports Foundation, which clearly made sense when entering into this partnership for the future.
ISC has donated a number of in-kind apparel grants, as well as additional sponsorship funds directly to the Australian Sports Foundation initiatives, that will cover custom performance apparel needs for approved grants in the next year and assist in supporting community sport as it recovers from COVID-19. In recent times, it has become increasingly difficult for sports associations to run as usual due to overall operational costs, registrations, game fees and governed participation. In saying that, the positive impact sports can play on the mental health of a person, player, coach or team is universal. With our new partnership, ISC will continue supporting clubs, and communities with their performance apparel needs, to ensure community sports not only survives this climate but flourishes.
The ISC team have always been motivated by being part of something bigger, and alongside the Australian Sports Foundation, we’re in a position to do just that.”
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