Groups and organizations in the province that raise funds through charitable gaming activities are receiving approximately $1.1 million in charitable gaming grants.
In Weyburn, the groups included the Weyburn Golf Club, which will receive $102.50; the Weyburn and District Junior Hockey Association, which is getting $102.46; the Weyburn Gold Wings Hockey Inc., which will get $816.15; the Weyburn Knights of Columbus, which is getting $825.96; the Weyburn Senior Beavers Baseball Club, $884.63; and the Weyburn Wheatland Senior Centre, which is receiving $172.75.
The Gladmar Recreation Board will receive $913.98, and the Midale M.O.R.E. 2000 organization will get $401.92.
The Pangman Catholic Women’s League will receive $298.50, and the Radville Community Grown Childcare Inc. will get $835.
“Charitable gaming grants enhance the fundraising efforts of many volunteer organizations by supporting worthwhile community initiatives in the areas of health care, education and recreation,” Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Jim Reiter said. “We appreciate the efforts of volunteers in their communities and are pleased to provide them with this additional funding.”
The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming including licensed bingos, raffles, break-open tickets, Texas Hold 'em poker and Monte Carlo events.
Groups and organizations receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised from these activities, up to a maximum grant of $100,000 annually. More than 300 groups received grants during the latest quarter ending December 31.