For Immediate Release
Monday, August 11, 2014
VIP Concert Experiences and More at Gord Bamford’s Charity Golf Gala
Auction Items help generate Monies for Foundation
From a Salmon fishing trip to British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands, to a rock star weekend at the 2015 Alice Cooper Rock & Roll Golf Classic in Phoenix, Arizona, the items up for sale offer something for everyone at the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.
The private event will host over 700 individuals at the Red Deer, Alberta Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall, starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13. The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is held the next day with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Lacombe, Golf and Country Club, in Bamford’s hometown.
“One of my favourite items to give away during the Live Auction portion of the Gala evening is the Gord Bamford Private House Concert,” says Bamford. “Last year that hour-long concert went for $30,000. When Bamford offered up a second concert to the losing bidder for the same price, the offer was happily accepted. “When that happens at the spur of the moment, it makes the evening all that much more memorable.”
Celebrities are also auctioned off to the golf teams and companies who have sponsored the 7th annual event, so they will golf with them the next day. It makes for interesting stories. Bamford says his wife went for a higher bid than he did last year.
One unique auction item has connections to George Strait. The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has commissioned Christine Rea of Sacramento, California, otherwise known as the Guitarstraplady, to design a custom-hand beaded guitar strap. To date, she has made Strait three custom-designed, hand-made straps that are each comprised of almost 20,000 Czechoslovakian seed beads.
Other live auction items include an Alice Cooper/Motley Crue VIP concert experience in Edmonton, two seats to a Montreal Canadiens Game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec with Gilbert Dionne. There are also local experiences, such as a Rebels Night Out Package for 10 people in the Mooney Sky Suite at the ENMAX Centrium Arena in Red Deer, Alberta.
The dollars generated at the Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic go directly to the Gord Bamford Foundation to support organizations that make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth and multiuse facilities all across Canada.
The official 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic begins at 4:30 pm Wednesday, August 13, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta and features special guest performer Trooper and Cowboy Troy, and Canadian country artists Jason Blaine, Beverley Mahood, Aaron Pritchett and Duane Steele. The event concludes with the golf event at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Lacombe, Alberta.
Tracey Feist, Ground Words Communications