For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 17, 2014
SAVE THE DATE!
Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Set for August 13, 14, 2014
Gord Bamford is always up for a good game of golf, but when it comes to his Charitable Foundation, he’s especially ready to win.
That win usually translates into monies raised for his Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation, which has generated $1.5 million since its inception in 2008. Each year Bamford uses his annual Charity Golf Classic as the main source to fund his Foundation.
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.
“We are proud of the Foundation that we’ve built from the ground up. It’s a wonderful event to be able to reflect on those things we all take for granted, family, friends and most importantly, our health,” says Bamford.
Over $355,000 was generated on August 6, 2013 thanks to the generous businesses and supporters of the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. The dollars generated at this event support organizations that make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth and multi-use facilities all across Canada. Those groups include the Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Last fall Bamford donated $100,000 ($10,000 each) to 10 different Children’s Hospitals across Canada, and made another $100,000 commitment to the MusiCounts Canada program, to help fund music programs in Canadian schools.
Watch for more information next week about the story behind the official Hashtag for the 2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic: #GordGives
Media are encouraged to attend the event and register their attendance with Media Director Tracey Feist. Please contact her at:
Tracey Feist, Ground Words Communications