The Penticton Triathlon Race Society is getting a boost of $125,000 thanks to the Province’s community gaming grant program, as announced by Premier Christy Clark Wednesday at the Penticton Chamber of Commerce.
The funds will support the Challenge Penticton triathlon event on August 24, 2014.
“Challenge Penticton builds on a long history of iron-distance triathlon in this city,” says Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. “Whether it’s the challenging triathlon or the numerous community events tied to it, this event has something for everyone. I encourage people of all ages to enjoy this year’s festivities.”
This grant is awarded under the Sport 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, Environment and Human and Social Services.
In the 2012/13 fiscal year, the government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information here.