SIX NATIONS – Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) and Six Nations Bingo announced their $795,378 contribution to the Six Nations Sponsorship Program for the 2017 calendar year.
Six Nations Bingo has been donating 40 per cent of their annual net profits to the Six Nations Sponsorship Program since a permanent bingo facility was constructed.
In May 2015, the management of Six Nations Bingo was transferred to SNGRDC who continues to support the Sponsorship Program through annual contributions. This year, Six Nations Bingo was able to increase its contribution by 22 per cent over last year’s contribution. This increase, was in part, a result of the introduction of the new 24 Ball Virtual Bingo game, which can be played by patrons over the age of 18 anytime during regular bingo hours.
The Six Nations Sponsorship Program supports more than 30 local non-profit organizations and initiatives each year, with priority given to minor sports teams. The program emerged after a group of community members and volunteers began hosting weekly bingo games in the old Community Hall more than 40 years ago, as a means to raise funds for minor sports teams. Now, the sponsorship program is run the by the Six Nations Gaming Commission and fuelled by annual contribution by Six Nations Bingo.
At the beginning of each year, a projected contribution is announced to the sponsorship program in order for them to begin dispersing funds. Once SNGRDC annual audit is completed, a final total is announced and additional funds are made available to the program. In 2016, the estimated contribution was $583,000, however due to a successful fourth quarter the contribution total rose to $649,411.
Teams and organizations can apply to the Six Nations Sponsorship Program by contacting Six Nations Gaming Commission directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905)-765-1490.
In 2016 and 2017, the Six Nations Sponsorship Program supported the following organizations:
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Minor Ball SN
Agricultural Society SN
Minor Hockey SN
Arrows Association SN
Minor Lacrosse SN
Brantford Minor Softball Allstar Softball
OMSK Home & School
Childcare Resource Centre SN
Private Home Daycare
Childcare Services – SN Daycare
Public Library SN
Children’s Safety Village of Brant
Rebels Jr. B. Lacrosse SN
Emily C. General
Santa Claus Parade
Grand River Gymmies
Six Nations Fire
Grand River Ironmen
Six Nations Foodbank
Six Nations Police
Six Nations PWSA Ball
I.L. Thomas Home & School
Six Nations Skating Club
Indian Defense League Assoc.
Six Nations Veteran’s Association
Kaweniio/Gaweniyo Home & School
Stoneridge Children’s Centre
Knights of Columbus
West Haldimand General Hospital
Miles to Go
Woodland Cultural Centre Library