The Fort Saskatchewan Basketball Club is getting a funding boost.

On Tuesday (Feb. 8), the club was announced as the first recipient of MIX 107 and South Fort Chevrolet's Half Grand Helping Hand -- scoring $500.

The club started in 2018. 

"We're open to everybody," said Michael Gabriel with the club. "No only Filipinos. This is purely run by Filipinos but in the future, we want to associate with other people, [in different] walks of life."

A wide range of ages is also a part of the club, from 15-years-old to 35.

Every year, the club holds a tournament for their teams and teams from the surrounding area. This year's tournament is on Apr. 23. 

In a typical year, the cost of running the tournament can get up to $3,000. Daniel Que with the club explained they used to get sponsors but times are tough.

"[It's] quite a bit expensive so this will help us to pay our entry fee for the upcoming basketball tournament," Que said. "I would like to say thank you to South Fort Chevrolet -- thank you for supporting our basketball team and their community."

Daniel Heesing, a general sales manager for South Fort Chevrolet, said they love being able to support the community that many of their employees live in.

"It's just really important for us to give back to the people that help support us."

You can nominate a group, organization, or sports team to win a Half Grand Helping Hand here. A winner will be drawn on the last Thursday of every month at 8:20 a.m. on MIX 107.