The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (SLGA) charitable gaming grant program has provided almost $1.2 million to more than 400 groups and organizations across the province during the most recent quarter ending December 31.
Among the grants provided by SLGA this quarter, Kamsack KamKids Daycare Inc. received $1,206. This was the total amount for Kamsack and area.
“Volunteers that raise money in their community in support of new facilities, minor sports, education programs and so many other worthwhile causes are the people that make our province strong,” said Gene Makowsky, minister responsible for SLGA, in a release. “Charitable gaming grants acknowledge those efforts by providing additional financial support to groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming activities.”
Charitable gaming includes bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events licensed by SLGA. 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.
Charitable gaming reports submitted by the groups are used by SLGA to automatically calculate grants.