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Golfing for a Good Cause is Back with Gord Bamford This Summer

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Golfing for a Good Cause is Back with Gord Bamford This Summer

Lacombe, Alberta – For the 9th year in a row, the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is back with the mission of providing funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities.

The Golf Classic’s board and committee members have continued to deliver on that mission year over year, generating over 2.3 million dollars since the first tournament in 2008. As the main source of funds to the Foundation, the Gord Bamford Foundation is hard at work building another fantastic event for attendees.

This year’s ‘country-casual’ event will take place Wednesday, August 32016 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The invitation-only Gala evening will see 750 people turn up to enjoy an evening of world-class country music, grassroots charm, exciting auction items, and a wonderful buffet dinner prepared by the Sheraton Hotel’s chefs. Golf tournament day will host a full golf course of 46 teams, and takes place at the Lacombe Golf and Country ClubThursday, August 4, 2016.

“I’m so very proud of what this event has achieved over the last 9 years and I’m always excited to reconnect with the supporters and friends that come out each and every year. It’s heartwarming, to say the least, to know that so many folks share my vision of supporting the deserving causes that the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has chosen to give back to,” says Bamford.

Thanks to the generosity of businesses, supporters, golfers, and sponsors, the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic raised a record-setting $508,350 last August of 2015. These funds were proudly distributed to a number of youth-serving charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, KidSport Alberta, and MusiCounts just to name a few. Children’s hospital foundations across the country from Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax also benefited from the Charity Golf Classic.

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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.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford

Event Hashtag: #BamfordGolf2016

 

Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber – Capiche Communications

Trina@capichecommunications.com

403-921-5007