Music Most Certainly Counts at the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Music Most Certainly Counts at the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

The 8th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic makes MusiCounts it’s featured charity for 2015. MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. They work to keep music alive in schools across Canada with a mission of ensuring that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances or cultural background, have access to a music program through their school. MusiCounts includes it’s Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year AwardScholarships, and other music education initiatives.

In 2014, The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation delivered a $100,000 donation to MusiCounts. “Music has been such an enriching experience in my life that I feel compelled to pay it forward in a lot of different ways. MusiCounts is a great match for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation as they deliver the gift of music to deserving kids, and music is something that every child should have a chance to experience,” says Bamford.

“Gord Bamford is one of the most generous people I’ve ever met. He is the first artist in MusiCounts history that stepped up with a donation of $100,000. This contribution from the Gord Bamford Foundation will impact the lives of thousands of students throughout Alberta and across Canada by allowing MusiCounts to put more instruments in the hands of kids who need them most, “says Allan Reid, President & CEO CARAS/The JUNO Awards, and MusiCounts.

The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is a private event that supports and distributes funds to number of youth-serving charities like Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta, KidSport Alberta, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta, and Children’s hospital foundations across the country. It all starts Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta where guests will sit down to star-studded evening of entertainment, prior to a day of golf at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club.


About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.

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