For Immediate Release
Monday, December 3, 2018
Local Charities to Benefit from the Upcoming Pics & Sticks Charity Event
Penticton, BC – The Gord Bamford Foundation is hosting its first annual Pics & Sticks Charity event to take place
May 15 and 16, 2019. Hosted by Gord Bamford and Kevin Primeau the event gives people the chance to play
alongside NHL alumni like Glenn Anderson, Chris Joseph, Marty McSorley, Ron Low and country music stars like
Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett and Chad Brownlee.
In partnership with the South Okanagan Youth Foundation the event will give back to local and British Columbia
charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation British Columbia, Basic for Babies, and of course, the area’s minor hockey associations.
The weekend is the perfect mix of sport and music, two things that everyone can enjoy. Consisting of a charity
hockey game at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton, an 18 hole golf tournament at the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, and a banquet and concert at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, the event is the first of its kind in the area.
Minor hockey teams from Osoyoos to West Kelowna will benefit as they’ve joined forces to help sell tickets for
the event earning them $6.00 per ticket sold for their respective hockey team. Local businesses have stepped up
to be retail outlets for the teams to sell their tickets out of. Currently, you can purchase your tickets from these
local participating minor hockey teams, their adopted outlets, online, or directly from the SOEC box office. The
ticket link is listed below.
“This event brings together a few of my favourite things. Country music, hockey, golf, and community support.
I’m really looking forward to watching this event unfold in one of Canada’s most spectacular settings,” said Gord
To see the complete list of sponsors, participating hockey teams and local businesses, visit our website.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be found at: https://gordbamfordfoundation.com/south-
okanagan-pics-sticks/ and visit valleyfirsttix.com for ticket purchases.
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 for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Awards by the Canadian Country Music Awards. His recent hit ‘Dive Bar” reached number one on the Neilsen Music Country Airplay Chart in Canada.
Connect with Gord & The Foundation
Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford & @GordBamfordFDN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1 & www.facebook.com/GordBamfordFDN/
Instagram: TheGordBamford & GordBamfordFDN
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