Gord Bamford’s Golf Event Raises Money for New Charitable Foundation
(Edmonton, AB) Canadian country music award winner Gord Bamford has rounded up the best in the business for his annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, in order to raise money for his newly founded “Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation.”
Bamford’s Foundation will offer support to underprivileged youth and single parent families in Canada. “By providing financial support for education, music, and health care I hope to help improve the quality of life for these families living in our local communities across Canada,” explains Bamford.
This will be Bamford’s second annual Charity Invitational Gala Golf Tournament, held August 6 and 7, 2009 at the Lacombe Golf & Country Club, and will feature live performances from Bamford, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, and Jessie Farrell.
More than $60,000.00 was raised at last year’s event, with proceeds given to Big Brothers and Sisters of Lacombe. Bamford will again give a portion of this year’s monies raised to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The remainder will go to his charitable foundation. “I feel privileged to be able to give back to this organization that can make a difference in a child’s life and give them direction, just as it did for me as a child,” says Bamford.
Bamford’s financial target for the charitable foundation is to raise $75,000.00 at this year’s event. EnCana Corporation from Calgary is just one of the corporate examples of sponsorship support. “EnCana is the title sponsor for this year’s event and they have committed to working with us in 2010. This kind of support allows us to take this charity event to the next level. We want to attract more sponsors and grow this event each and every year,” says Bamford.
The charity event kicks off at 6:30 pm Thursday evening with live entertainment and a silent auction. Performances by Bamford, Canyon, Pritchett and Farrell start at 7:30 pm. The evening finishes with a live auction and more live entertainment at 8:30 pm. Auction items include a golf weekend for 12 on Bamford’s tour bus, a mystery heli golf weekend, big barn barbeque for 60 people, and performance by Bamford, a Davey Shields autographed saddle, and much more.
Casey Clarke from CMT Canada will also be filming its Chevy Top 20 Countdown at the charity event. Red Deer’s KG Country will be live on site. A Mega Media Prize hole on the golf course will allow media to interview the celebrities.