DEVOL,Okla_ Over a dozen Texoma organizations got a big pat on the back and some much needed funding and it was all thanks to the Kiowa Casino.
14 groups consisting of first responders and charity agencies were honored at the casino's 5th Annual Hometown Hero's Dinner.
Each organization was presented with a check. Over the past four months, the casino has been saving a percentage of gaming from one day each week. Thursday night that money was divided up and donated to the recipients.
Casino officials say the event is a way to give back to the organizations that are so dedicated to helping others.