SLGA grant money handed out

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January 6, 2015 9:07 AM

The second quarter gaming grants have been released to organizations around the province of Saskatchewan.

In Lloydminster, 10 organizations received grants ranging from $100 to just over $6,000.

Organizations included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lakeland College Rustlers men’s basketball team, Lions Club, Lloydminster and District Centennial Commemorative Association, the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation, Lloydminster and Area Brain Injury Society, Lloydminster Social Action Coalition, Meridian Youth Soccer Association, MS Society of Canada – Lloydminster Chapter and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39.

In Lloydminster alone, just under $20,000 was handed out to organizations.

Minister responsible for SLGA Don McMorris said in a press release, “Volunteers in our communities are the people that coach minor sports, the local residents who work to raise funds for a new community facility or the individuals that tirelessly give their time to a service club,

“We’re grateful to have such generous people in our communities and our government is pleased to recognize those efforts by providing additional dollars through the charitable gaming grant program to help organizations continue their good work.”

Groups that receive funds through licensed charitable gaming (bingo, raffles, break open ticket sales, Texas hold ‘em poker and Monte Carlo events) receive a quarterly grant equal to 25 per cent of net proceeds raised through these activities.

A total of $1.5 million was donated in the second quarter to organizations around the province.

Organizations in Maidstone, Macklin, St. Walburg and Unity also received funding through the SLGA grants.

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