Central Alberta and Beyond to Benefit From the Success of Gord Bamford’s Event

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Monday, August 20, 2018

 

Central Alberta and Beyond to Benefit From the Success of Gord Bamford’s Event

Lacombe, Alberta – Canadian country music star and Sony Music Canada recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $469,720 at the 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic in Alberta, Canada that took place on August 15th and 16th, 2018.

Artists Aaron Pritchett, Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Tebey, Beverley Mahood, and Bamford himself took the stage and entertained the 800 people who attended the sold-out private event in Red Deer, Alberta. A crew of songwriters made their way from Nashville to share stories and songs from the trenches of the country music world. These included Buddy Owens, Galen Griffin, Brett Jones, and Brice Long. Local artist and songwriter Duane Steele was the host for the songwriters round.

Bamford attributes the event’s success to long-time supporters and sponsors, country music’s strong sense of community, a solid committee, and an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Alberta-based business JEDCO Energy Services came out as this year’s title sponsor.

Contributing to the fundraising total was an in-home dinner for 8 prepared by Chef Corbin Tomaszeski in partnership with Delegat Canada and ETC Decor. There were multiple bidders for this package so Chef Corbin generously offered up 3 separate packages! A once in a lifetime trip for 5 to Pittsburgh was auctioned off to two separate high bidders for $35,000 per trip. These guests will watch 2 NHL games while there, enjoy the Penguin’s practice facility for a session, and be hosted by Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant Coach Mark Recchi and Gord Bamford.

Bidders also paid for the opportunity to have a celebrity join their golf team the following day. The list included, members of the hockey world Mark Recchi, Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Curtis Glencross, Kris Russell, Craig Simpson and Rob Brown. Olympians Brad Gushue, and Melissa Hollingsworth were also among the athletes who donated their time and golf skills to the cause.

“This event is a testament to the way Albertans pull together to support their communities. It’s been 11 years of building tremendous friendships with sponsors, attendees, and the great people that operate these important charities. It’s a real pleasure to be able to support such a long list of worthy recipients,” said Gord Bamford.

Monies from this event are the main source of fundraising for The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation and are delivered to a variety of youth-centered charities across the country. Charities that came to the event to receive their cheques included MusiCounts, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Sutter Fund, Hockey Alberta Foundation, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, RDC College – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Blackfalds Wranglers, and Robbie Dean Family Counseling Centre.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

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An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

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Friday, August 10, 2018

An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Foundation is proud to announce that Gord Bamford has been nominated for the Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards. Fans can vote for one of ten nominated artists by visiting ccmafanvote.com. This in advance of hosting his 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is making for an exciting summer.

Just days away from the event, the main goal is fun and fundraising. With a goal of surpassing last year’s total of $393,534, professional auctioneer and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Hooper will be relied upon to auction off an exciting list of items on gala evening. Auction items include a Canadian Finals Rodeo suite package for 16 people, an exclusive 2019 Canada Winter Games Experience, and a Melissa Hollingsworth C.O.P package where the winning bidder will get to experience Skeleton racing first-hand with Melissa as their coach.

In addition to the long list of celebrities being auctioned off, star of Food Networks Dinner Party Wars, The Incredible Food Race, and Restaurant Makeover Chef Corbin Tomaszeski will attend and help the charity by participating in an auction package consisting of a 4 course meal that he will prepare in the winners home for them and their friends. This package has been graciously donated by Delegat Canada and includes a $1,000 decor and design service from ETC Decor.

Out of Calgary to support the event comes the famous Smithbilt Hats Company. They’ll be selling a special edition Bangora hat at the event and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Gord Bamford Foundation.

“I’m overwhelmed by the support we see for this event. Not only are we sold out year after year, the celebrities who join in and the interesting auction experiences make the gala a really exciting night for everyone. Even if you’ve been to the event before, you can rest assured they’ll be new surprises in store,” said Bamford.

As the main fundraiser for the Gord Bamford Foundation, it’s important the night go off without a hitch. Funds raised will stay in Central Alberta for the most part, and the remaining funds are always donated to worthwhile Canadian charities.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford
Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries to:
Trina Rathgeber
Capiche Communications
trina@capiche.ca
403-921-5007

Gord Bamford Announces a Star-Studded Lineup for His 11th Annual Charity Event

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Monday, July 30th, 2018

Gord Bamford Announces a Star-Studded Lineup for His 11th Annual Charity Event

Lacombe, Alberta – In addition to Gord Bamford taking the stage at the 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic it’s now official that country stars Dallas Smith and Aaron Pritchett will also be performing for the 700+ guests who will attend. Songwriters Buddy Owens, Duane Steele, Brett Jones, Brice Long and Galen Griffin will be part of a songwriters round to top off the musical part of the show.

The event, whose title sponsor is JEDCO Energy Corp. out of Red Deer, is looking to raise over $300,000 for the Foundation which provides funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities. It all takes place at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta on August 15th.

“JEDCO is proud to provide continued support to Gord’s foundation. We want to thank him and everyone involved with this function for all their charity work and for making fundraising such an entertaining event,” said Jerry Lozynsky – President and General Manager of JEDCO Energy Corp.

Beneficiary MusiCounts Band Aid Program will be receiving a donation of $100,000 over the next five years. This is the second 100k donation that the Gord Bamford Foundation has made to this program which supports Canadian schools whose music programs are in need of instruments. Allan Reid, President & CEO of CARAS – The JUNO Awards will be on hand to accept the donation along with Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director of MusiCounts.

Each year a number of celebrities are auctioned off to the golf teams and this year’s list of celebrities is lengthy. It includes ex-NHL players Mark Recchi, Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Craig Simpson, Curtis Glencross and of course, no central Alberta event would be complete without members of the Sutter family present. Pro Rodeo circuit members Davey Shields Jr., Kelly Sutherland and Olympians Brad Gushue and Melissa Hollingsworth will be part of the auction too.

Last August the event raised $393,534 and the hopes are to meet or exceed that total this year. These funds were proudly distributed to a number of youth-serving charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, MusiCounts, Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart, and the Hockey Alberta Foundation to name a few.
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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Awards by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford
Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries to:
Trina Rathgeber
Capiche Communications
trina@capiche.ca
403-921-5007

The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Launches into Its Second Decade

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Launches into Its Second Decade

Lacombe, Alberta – Heading into its 11th year The Gord Bamford Foundation is poised to continue supporting its mission to provide funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities.

In its ten year history the event has generated over 3.1 million dollars. This yearly event hosted in central Alberta continues to be the main source of funds to the Foundation. The charity golf classic will again be held at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta on August 15th and at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on August 16th, 2018.

The private, invitation-only Gala evening will see more than 700 people take in an Old Wild West themed evening including world-class country music, two-stepping, exciting auction items, a celebrity auction, and gourmet food.

“It’s hard to believe that we are rolling into our second decade of working on the event. We have developed a wonderful event with our generous sponsors, volunteers and committee members. We’ve also established great partnerships with worthwhile charities. I love supporting organizations in the community that I grew up in and am happy that the Foundations’ success has also allowed us to reach charities all across Canada,” said Gord Bamford.

Last August the event raised $393,534 and it carries a goal of surpassing that total this year. These funds were proudly distributed to a number of youth-serving charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, MusiCounts, Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart, and the Hockey Alberta Foundation to name a few.

Other major recipients include the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre which will play a major part in the upcoming 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, and will be a much-used facility for years to come. The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre will continue to receive support.

With plans of introducing additional fundraising events like the Gord Bamford Pics and Sticks hockey events in Red Deer and South Okanagan, The Gord Bamford Foundation feels poised to enter into another ten years of supporting Canada’s youth from coast to coast.

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 About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Awards by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford

Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber

Capiche Communications

trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

 

Gord Bamford Adds to His Long List of Charitable Partnerships

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 

Gord Bamford Adds to His Long List of Charitable Partnerships

Lacombe, Alberta – Alberta-based charity, The Gord Bamford Foundation, has released the names of new charities that will benefit from his Foundations’ work. 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the Foundation’s largest fundraiser, a golf tournament and gala, where the goal of surpassing the 3 million dollar mark was reached.

Over the past ten years, the Gord Bamford Foundation has supported over 60 different organizations with a focus on music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. With the 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic set for August 15th and 16th 2018, the Foundation is in a good, established position to commit to long term partnerships.

I’m really proud to see the list of beneficiaries grow every year. We know that by committing dollars long-term, even when spread over a number of years, we can assist charities to plan and prepare for their upcoming needs. From supplies, to space, to the development of important programs,” said Gord Bamford.

The list of new beneficiaries and projects for 2017 include:

o   MusiCounts – $100,000 over 5 years

o   Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe & District – $100,000 over 5 years

o   RDC College – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre – $50,000 over 2 years

o   Hockey Alberta Foundation, Every Kid Every Community – $50,000 over 5 years

o   Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Tim Leer, Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation said as one of the newest beneficiaries, “Together, with the support of special Teammates such as the Gord Bamford Foundation, the Every Kid Every Community grant program will continue to grow, leading to more Alberta communities and kids enjoying the great game of hockey.”

The Foundation is also proud to have partnerships with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Creative Kids Saskatchewan, The Sutter Fund, Central Alberta Ringette Club, and Central Alberta Buccaneers Football Club.

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About the Gord Bamford 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.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford @gordbamfordfdn
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1 www.facebook.com/gordbamfordfdn 

Instagram: Thegordbamford

Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber

Trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

Gord Bamford Achieves 3 Million in Fundraising for his Charitable Foundation

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Gord Bamford Achieves 3 Million in Fundraising for his Charitable Foundation

Lacombe, Alberta – International country music star and Sony Music Canada recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $393,534 at the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic in Alberta, Canada on August 9th and 10th, 2017. Meeting their fundraising goal, Gord and his committee are celebrating breaking the 3 million dollar mark with his charity. Monies from The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation are delivered to a variety of youth-centered charities across the country like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, MusicCounts, and Children’s Hospitals to name a few.

During the evening, Gord Bamford was also honoured with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters National Alumni Award for his Foundations contributions. Gord was enrolled in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program in the 6th grade and he credits his big brother for helping him stay on such a great path growing up.

Sponsored by ole Majorly Indie was a songwriters round that included Buddy Owens, Phillip White, Brice Long, and Brett Jones. On top of that, Dallas Smith and Gord himself entertained the 700+ people who attended the sold-out event. Well-known names from the sports world including Marty McSorley, Mark Recchi, Theo Fleury and Brad Gushue, just to name a few, were auctioned off to the golf teams who were given the opportunity to golf alongside their purchased celebrity the following day. Veterans of the event Kris Russel and Curtis Glencross found themselves in the celebrity auction once again.

Contributing to the fundraising total in the live auction was a trip to the Queen Charlotte Lodge which brought in $10,000, a live-painted Lewis Lavoie piece of art for $8,500, and the Calgary Flames Hockey Organization donated several experience packages that helped lift the overall fundraising total.

The Gala took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta near the central-Alberta town where Bamford grew up and the Lacombe Golf and Country Club hosted the golfers for the 10th straight year. Gord expressed his thanks for the overwhelming support that’s been received over the past decade from sponsors, volunteers, and the music community alike. Alberta-based business JEDCO Energy Services stepped up once again as title sponsor and Central Alberta’s biggest and most well-known hockey family, the Sutter’s, showed up bearing generous donations and participated in a special hot-stove interview for VIP guests.

“These are not just sponsorships, they’re friendships,’ said Bamford during a teary-eyed, heartfelt thank-you speech about supporters past and present who’ve come out to the event. “The event raised $70,000 in it’s first year and was born out of the idea to hold a small golf tournament and concert in the back of a flatbed truck. “To see it grow to this size, and to know that we’re making a true difference to charities means the world to me.”

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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.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford                                                                Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf                                                  Photo Credit: Twitchy Finger Photography
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Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised

Lacombe, Alberta – Alberta-based charity, The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation, is poised to break the 3 million dollar mark in total funds raised via the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. This year marks the 10th annual tournament and organizers have their eye on the goal of surpassing 3 million dollars.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of many awards throughout my career, but the reward of being part of giving back is something that is very close to my heart,” said Gord.

With long time sponsors, some who have been around from day one, the foundation has flourished and been able to donate to charities across Canada from Children’s Hospitals to MusiCounts, and Bamford’s newest addition Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. Local charities in Alberta have also reaped the benefits of this successful event from The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Key sponsors of the event include JEDCO Energy Services and Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd.

Each year the tournament brings some of highest profile songwriters up from the Nashville music scene who have written songs for some of the biggest stars in country music. They participate in the concert by sharing stories and music from the world of country. Dallas Smith and, of course, Gord Bamford will put on a show for guests of the gala.

The event begins Wednesday, August 92017 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta where 700+ guests will enjoy an evening of country music, fun, and philanthropy prior to a day on the golf course at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 10, 2017. 

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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.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford

Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

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The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation Announces New Partnership

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities; a program that helps kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford to play, get in the game. Gord Bamford’s Foundation mission is to provide funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities, so Jumpstart is a natural fit.

“Sports were a very important part of my life growing up. It’s not until you’re an adult that you realize all of the great lessons you’ve learned though sport. I’d never want to think of any child missing out on that opportunity,” said Bamford.

This year, Jumpstart will receive a $10,000 cheque from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation. Jumpstart helps kids from families in financial need participate in organized sport and physical activity by helping cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation. Whether it’s the opportunity to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, every kid deserves a sporting chance.

“For 11 years, Jumpstart has proudly helped more than 1.4 million kids get in the game,” said Landon French, President and CEO of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We believe that sport does more than help kids stay active: it teaches life skills like courage, confidence and teamwork. On behalf of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, I am grateful for our partnership with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation so more kids can play the sport they love.”

Bamford’s event has generated over 2.7 million dollars for charity over its decade long history, and this year’s sold out event is shaping up to be the best yet. Over the past year, notable donations include $50,000 to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, $10,000 to the Music Program at IWK Health Centre Foundation, and $10,000 to the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre to name a few.

As one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history, Bamford is nominated again this year for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and the coveted CCMA’s ‘Fan’s Choice Award’. As one of five nominees, fans will be able to vote online or through social media for their favorite Canadian country artist of the year. The voting link https://fanvote.ccma.org/#/country-awards-2017 is open to the public now.

With only a few weeks to go until the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, which takes place August 9th and 10th in Red Deer and Lacombe, Alberta, the committee is busy organizing the country stars that will be flying in to perform, the exciting live auction items, and the celebrities that will be auctioned off to the golf teams.

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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.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: ThegordbamfordEvent Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf
Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber

Capiche Marketing & Communications

trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Reaches Milestone Year

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Thursday, July 13th 2017

             The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Reaches Milestone Year

Lacombe, Alberta – Celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary, the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is back with the mission of providing funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities. 

Over it’s decade long history, the event has generated over 2.7 million dollars for charity. As the main source of funds to the Foundation, the Gord Bamford Foundation’s committee is dedicated to building it’s best event yet.

This year’s anniversary event will take place Wednesday, August 92017 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The private invitation-only Gala evening expects to see 700+ people come down to take in an evening of world-class country music, a red-hot dance floor, plenty of exciting live and silent auction items, and a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs of the Sheraton Hotel. The golf portion of the event will be at the beautiful Lacombe Golf and Country ClubThursday, August 10, 2017 where 46 teams will take to the links for a fun-filled day of competition and golf course games.

“It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating the10th anniversary of this event. It all began in 2008 with a small golf tournament in Lacombe, Alberta to try and raise a few bucks for charity, and I have proudly watched it grow into the exciting event it is today, and even prouder to see the donations actually out there making a true difference for both kids and communities,” said Gord Bamford.

Excitement for the event has caught on in Lacombe, Alberta as local restaurant Cilantro and Chive launched the Bamford Burger 4 Good available for the month of July. $2 from each burger sold is being donated to the Gord Bamford Foundation.

This year Gord wishes to highlight the businesses, supporters, golfers, and sponsors who have been there from the start. Last August, the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic raised $386,175. These funds were proudly distributed to a number of youth-serving charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, KidSport Alberta, and Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta to name a few.

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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.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford

Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

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A Few Good Surprises Unfolded at the 9th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

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Monday, August 8, 2016

A Few Good Surprises Unfolded at the 9th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

Lacombe, Alberta – Canadian country music star and Sony Music Canada recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $386,175 at the 9th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic in Alberta, Canada, August 3 and 4, 2016. Artists Bobby Wills, Tyler Connolly, Buddy Owens, Duane Steele, Beverley Mahood, and Gord himself took the stage and entertained the 700 people who attended the sold-out private event.

The Gala took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, near Bamford’s hometown of Lacombe, Alberta. Bamford contributes the event’s success to strong community supporters, the music community, and of course the sponsors and volunteers. Alberta-based businesses JEDCO Energy Services served as the event’s title sponsor, with Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd along with ETC Event Styling & Décor joining together as the venue sponsors.

Two surprises unfolded during the evening, first, a youngster who is part of the Make-A-Wish program of Northern Alberta was joined up on stage with Gord Bamford who granted him his wish of brand new roping gear so that the young man can continue participating in his favourite pastime. The second, was a visit up on stage from Gord Bamford’s Big Brother from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, one of this year’s featured charities.

Gord1 Big Brother

On the golf course, for the first time ever at this tournament, a guest made a hole in one at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club which landed Robert Gardiner a $10,000 cash prize.

Contributing to the fundraising total were 2 private Gord Bamford concerts that were live auctioned off by auctioneer Danny Hooper for $25,000 each. A Top Shelf Experience donated by the Calgary Flames was also an exciting item up for bid. Celebrities and athletes were auctioned off to guests who paid up to $10,000 for the opportunity to have the celebrity join their golf team the following day. The list included, hockey players from the Bentley Generals, Curtis Glencross and Kris Russell, as well as Rodeo Champions Denny Hay, and Davey Shields Jr.

“Central Alberta is a wonderfully strong community that really knows how to rally behind a cause, despite the difficult economic times that Albertans are facing. The organizations we support change lives for the better, and we’re so proud to be part of so many worthwhile causes through our annual event,” said Bamford.

Monies from this event are the main source of fundraising for The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation and are delivered to a variety of youth-centered charities across the country. The next charity to receive a donation will be the London Children’s Health Foundation who be getting a $10,000 donation during Country Music Week at the upcoming CCMA’s in September.

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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.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
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Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber – Capiche Communications

Trina@capichecommunications.com

Mobile: 403-921-5007