Abbotsford Set to Play Ball with Help from Gaming Grants

ABBOTSFORD – The Mission Minor Baseball Association in Mission has received $20,300 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program for its minor baseball program.

“We have some great ball players in our community and it is largely thanks to groups like Mission Minor Baseball,” said Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson. “Grants like this will allow Mission Minor Baseball to keep operating for years to come.”

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.