A large swath of southwestern Saskatchewan groups and organizations will be receiving a cheque from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

Sixty-three southwest entities spanning 23 communities will be obtaining over $104,000 in total via SLGA's latest quarterly payment of charitable gaming grants.

Sixteen of the groups/organizations are based in Swift Current and will split $29,506 en route. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 will collect the biggest piece of the pie at $14,055.

"We're very grateful that we get this funding," John Griffin, the public relations officer for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, said. "It helps us continue our operations to help and serve veterans and their families."

Organizations and groups that run bingo, raffles, breakopens, Texas Hold 'em poker, and Monte Carlo events are eligible for the grant. The SLGA refunds 25 per cent of the net revenue raised from the events up to a maximum of $100,000.

"In our case, we typically use this money to fund various Legion programs, building maintenance, ad day-to-day operations of our organization," he said. 

The other top three payouts in the southwest include; Lucky Lake Kinsmen Club at $11,220, Leader Lions Club at $9,178, and the Kincaid & District Health Centre Board at $6,226.  

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