6th Annual Event Supports the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation

(LACOMBE, AB) The golf teams are full and the Gala evening Exhibition Hall will be filled to capacity, making it a full house for the 6th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, August 7 and 8, 2013.

Since 2008, Bamford has generated over $1 million dollars through The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation (GBCF) to support organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as a numerous children’s hospitals across Canada.

The annual charity golf classic is the vehicle Bamford uses to generate the funds for that Foundation. Each year, top Canadian musicians perform at the pre-golf Gala event, and then are auctioned off to the highest bidder for a place on their golf team. Over 675 people are expected at Gala event, which includes a multitude of Juno and Canadian Country Music Association winning musicians.
Some of Canada’s best in Canadian music will perform on August 7th: JD Fortune (formerly with INXS), Michelle Wright, Aaron Pritchett, Deric Ruttan, Emerson Drive’s Brad Mates, Beverley Mahood, and Patricia Conroy, as well as American singer/songwriters Buddy Owens and Justin McBride.

“With our Gala selling out we expect 675 of our closest friends, sponsors and musicians to be at the Sheraton Red Deer supporting the Gord Bamford Foundation. I am looking forward to next week, and to the monies we raise for those families and children who need it most,” says Bamford.

Keith Luft, Penn West Exploration Senior Vice President will be in the room that night witnessing the events. “The personal commitment from community leaders like Gord and his group is something really special which we wanted to support. It provides a truly unique and “grassroots” opportunity for Penn West to engage in the community and create a positive impact where we live, work and play.” Title sponsor PennWest Exploration is joined by venue sponsor Dow Chemical Canada.

The 2013 event begins with the Celebrity gala, at 4:30 p.m., August 7, at the Red Deer Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall. The Charity Golf Classic begins at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 8.

Official Twitter & Facebook Hashtag: #GordBamfordClassic


Tracey Feist, Ground Words Communications
(720) 254-6194

*The full press kit is available at: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com/media

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