BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — Charitable gaming has a significant, positive impact on every town, city, and county in North Dakota and affords many opportunities for the people of our state through beneficiary organizations.

According to a news release, at nearly 30-years-old, the NoDak Sportsmen’s Club has existed for as long as charitable gaming has in North Dakota.

They were one of the very first charities to benefit from the proceeds of charitable gaming and still benefit to this day.

“We are a community-based organization. Our mission is to promote the outdoors, youth sports, and to help the needy,” explains Gaming Manager Jeff Burns.

Money from charitable gaming has allowed the NoDak Sportsmen’s Club to start an outdoor program near Flasher to provide hunting opportunities for youth and veterans.

The group hosted its first youth pheasant hunt on Oct. 1-2 and will host their second veteran’s pheasant hunt this weekend, Oct. 8-9 during the opener.

Learn more about the NoDak Sportsmen’s Club outdoor program on the CGAND website.

The organization says follow CGAND on Facebook to stay informed on the ways charitable gaming benefits all North Dakotans.

CGAND is composed of small and large organizations across this state who are dedicated to the preservation of gaming as a funding source for charitable purposes.