For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Gord Bamford Gives Back to A Charity That Helped Him as a Youngster
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe & District are set to receive $100,000 in funding from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation over a 5 year term. As the new title sponsor of the charities’ Building Campaign the hope is to build both the level and amount of services by giving the resources needed to create a permanent home for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe & District.
Gord’s first ever Charity Golf Tournament in Lacombe, Alberta took place in 2008 with the funding directed to the BBBS of Lacombe & District, and since, the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has donated $130,000 to the charity. The timing of these funds were a real game changer as they helped not only save the charity, but assisted in growth and expansion as the organization jumped from serving 35 youth to 200. The charity was able to expand services to include Blackfalds and Eckville, and now currently serves all of Lacombe & County.
As a youngster in the program, Gord has experienced having a Big Brother of his own, and personally knows the benefits of having a mentor to rely on. “It makes this partnership just that much more meaningful. It allows me to express my gratitude, and to give to a charity whose mission I’ve benefited from first-hand,” said Bamford.
“The Board of Directors recognized the need for a new home for our organization. Our current situation was coming to an end, and we knew that meant some difficult times ahead. Gord and his Charitable Foundation Board saw our vision and the benefits of creating a permanent home, and we welcomed their offer to become our Title Sponsor. Our partnership with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is one we are proud of, and one of many partnerships we can rely on for the health and future of our operations” said Darcy Stingel, Board Director & Building Committee Member – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe & District.
About the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District:
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a wide range of mentoring opportunities to meet the varied needs of volunteers, children & youth and their families. Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and for having respect for family, peers and community. Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize – and share – their full potential. “Unlocking a child’s true potential creates a future where anything is possible”
About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.
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