Game on! Local sports groups get gaming grants

Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association is one of six local organizations will benefit from more than $146,000 in community gaming grants

Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association is one of six local organizations will benefit from more than $146,000 in community gaming grants from the B.C. Government.

Organizations receiving grants are: Langley Mustangs Track Club – $14,280; Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association – $62,500; B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association – $28,000; Langley Blades Speed Skating Club – $11,900; Fort Langley Canoe Club – $10,000; and Special Olympics British Columbia Society-Langley – $20,000.

“The idea behind the Community Gaming Grant program is to help increase opportunities to participate in sports and make healthy living more accessible. It helps groups like Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association continue to allow kids to experience teamwork and sportsmanship, while staying active and having fun,” said Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman.

Additional information:

Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues. During the 2012/13 fiscal year, $135 million worth of gaming grants were provided to approximately 5,300 community organizations.

Local organizations wishing to apply for, or find out more about, community gaming grants can visit http://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm

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