The upcoming Tony Cote games, hosted by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band received a financial boost this week.

The organizing committee was presented with a cheque for $125,000 from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority along with $15,000 from Northern Sports, Culture, and Recreation District.

The games run August 10-16 in La Ronge area.

Participants will compete in seven different events, which include athletics, archery, beach volleyball, canoe/kayak, golf, soccer, and softball.

Crews are currently working on the final touches to get all the facilities ready to host the games.

(Photo courtesy of the JRMCC Sports and Recreation Dept. Facebook page. Pictured is Pat Cook (VP Corporate Affairs), Ron Hyggen (Games Sponsorship Coordinator/Kitsaki Management CEO), Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (Games Sponsorship Coordinator), Kevin Roberts (Games Manager/Director of Sports & Recreation) and Zane Hanson (SIGA President & CEO).)