For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 13th 2017
The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Reaches Milestone Year
Lacombe, Alberta – Celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary, 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.
Over it’s decade long history, the event has generated over 2.7 million dollars for charity. As the main source of funds to the Foundation, the Gord Bamford Foundation’s committee is dedicated to building it’s best event yet.
This year’s anniversary event will take place Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The private invitation-only Gala evening expects to see 700+ people come down to take in an evening of world-class country music, a red-hot dance floor, plenty of exciting live and silent auction items, and a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs of the Sheraton Hotel. The golf portion of the event will be at the beautiful Lacombe Golf and Country Club, Thursday, August 10, 2017 where 46 teams will take to the links for a fun-filled day of competition and golf course games.
“It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating the10th anniversary of this event. It all began in 2008 with a small golf tournament in Lacombe, Alberta to try and raise a few bucks for charity, and I have proudly watched it grow into the exciting event it is today, and even prouder to see the donations actually out there making a true difference for both kids and communities,” said Gord Bamford.
Excitement for the event has caught on in Lacombe, Alberta as local restaurant Cilantro and Chive launched the Bamford Burger 4 Good available for the month of July. $2 from each burger sold is being donated to the Gord Bamford Foundation.
This year Gord wishes to highlight the businesses, supporters, golfers, and sponsors who have been there from the start. Last August, the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic raised $386,175. These funds were proudly distributed to a number of youth-serving charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, KidSport Alberta, and Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta to name a few.
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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