NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sponsors Support Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Gala JEDCO, Waschuk Pipeline, Dow Canada Key Supporters
Three Alberta-based businesses JEDCO Energy Services, Waschuk Pipeline Construction and Dow Canada have all stepped up to offer their financial support of the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.
And for the first time in the event’s history two companies—JEDCO Energy Services and Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd.—are sharing the title sponsorship. “JEDCO’S charitable mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work by supporting an organization like the GB Charity Classic, that addresses vital needs and issues in the areas of human services. We are honored to support Gord and his efforts through this event,” says Duane Sokalski, Vice President& GM, JEDCO Energy Services. Wes Waschuk, president of Waschuk Pipeline agrees: “Becoming involved with the Gord Bamford Foundation is very important to Waschuk Pipelines, as we both have the same goal: to give back some of our success to those who need it.” This is the third year for Dow Canada to participate as the venue sponsor. “Dow’s corporate citizenship program illustrates our commitment through preserving and investing in our communities. Collaboration is a cornerstone of Dow’s outreach approach and by partnering with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation it allows us to make a valuable impact on the nonprofit organizations in our community,” says Shawna Bruce, Public Affairs Manager for Dow Chemical Canada. Also new for this year is the addition of CTV Edmonton’s support, coming on board as the event’s television sponsor. “I’ve watched Gord give away guitars to kids during his concerts and as someone who has spent his whole life with a guitar within reach, I applaud this initiative that creates opportunities for others to enjoy the gifts that only music can bring,” says Lloyd Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of CTV Edmonton.
Bamford acknowledges that the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is successful because of the support from these key businesses. “I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and generosity towards this event, that only keeps getting bigger and better each year. I applaud their willingness to give back,” says Bamford.
This year’s installment begins on Wednesday, August 13, at 4:30 pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The invitation-only Gala evening hosts over 750 people. The golf event hosts 42 teams, and takes place at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club Thursday, August 14, 2014.
The official Hashtag for the 2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic: #GordGives
Tracey Feist, Ground Words Communications
Major Heroes Sponsors
Raise the Bar Sponsors
|Arnett & Burgess Pipeliners||Hydrodig|
|Alberta Sports Vision Institute||Intact Insurance / Sims & Associates|
|Apparel Solutions||Kindopp’s Digital Printing|
|Ashley Gelmici-McTavish Real Estate||McCaws Drilling & Blasting Ltd.|
|ATB Business & Agriculture Services||McMeekin Resources|
|Booster Juice||MNP Lacombe|
|Crazy Horse Casing / 20X Ranching||Prairie Bus Lines|
|Crimtech Services Ltd.||Property Solutions|
|D.J. Will Holdings Limited||Scollard Energy Inc.|
|Downton’s Transport||SONY Entertainment Canada|
|East Country Electric||TBR Contracting|
|GCS Energy Services||The Phone Experts|
|Hoopfer Construction||Vold Jones Vold|