$230,000 raised at 2010 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Tournament
(Edmonton, AB) Gord Bamford and friends recently raised $230,000 for five central Alberta charities late last week, at the 2010 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Tournament.
Bamford and friends Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Patricia Conroy, Dean Brody, Aaron Pritchett, Duane Steele and many others banded together at the Lacombe Memorial Centre Thursday evening, August 12, to kick off the 3rd annual event.
“Last year we raised $170,000. Our theme this year was to “Raise the Bar’, which is one of the song titles from my new album Day Job. And that’s exactly what we did. Raising $230,000 for these five charities is an amazing feeling and I know that everyone in attendance at the event felt the energy of wanting to give back,” says Bamford.
The recipients’ of Bamford’s fundraising efforts include The Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Lacombe Accessible Park Society, Lacombe Athletic Park and the Ronald McDonald House Red Deer Project. The Make a Wish Foundation was also added to this year’s recipient list.
The event began Thursday evening with a silent and live auction, which included signed guitars from Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride, and Bamford himself. Those in attendance were treated to a star-studded concert with performances from Johnson, Conroy, Pritchett, Brody and Matthews. Six lucky winners also get to experience the Canadian Country Music Awards being held in Edmonton, September 12 in one of Rexall Place’s Luxury Suites.
The money generated goes to support Bamford’s Foundation, which provides support for education, music, and health care in order to improve the quality of life for these families living in local communities across Canada.
Bamford also wishes to recognize the many sponsors and corporate support from several Alberta companies, such as EnCana Corporation, Arctic Spas, PennWest Energy, and the Calgary Stampede for their involvement. “They are a key ingredient to our success,” says Bamford. “We couldn’t do without their support in the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation and their support of wanting to give back to their rural communities.”