Local Athletes Get Extra Help with Gaming Grants

SURREY – Three organizations in Surrey-Panorama have received a combined $196,525 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients:

  • Coastal Football Club: $150,000
  • Surrey White Rock Ringette Association: $25,000
  • Newton Figure Skating Club: $21,525

“We have some very talented young athletes in our community and groups like these are part of the reason our kids do so well,” said Surrey-Panorama MLA Marvin Hunt. “I’m certain that these grants will be put to good use in offering our boys and girls the great support they need as they start their new seasons.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.