GORD BAMFORD

Bamford tournament poised to smash $3 million in funds raised

This year marks the 10th annual tournament

Alberta-based charity The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is poised to break the $3 million mark in total funds raised via the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.

This year marks the 10th annual tournament and organizers have their eye on the goal of surpassing $3 million.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of many awards throughout my career, but the reward of being part of giving back is something that is very close to my heart,” said Bamford.

With long-time sponsors, some who have been around from day one, the Foundation has flourished and been able to donate to charities across Canada from Children’s Hospitals to MusiCounts, and Bamford’s newest addition Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program.

Local charities in Alberta have also reaped the benefits of this successful event from The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Key sponsors of the event include JEDCO Energy Services and Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd.

Each year, the tournament brings some of highest profile songwriters up from the Nashville music scene who have written songs for some of the biggest stars in country music.

They participate in the concert by sharing stories and music from the world of country. Dallas Smith and, of course, Gord Bamford will put on a show for guests of the gala.

The event runs Aug. 9th at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer and the golf event runs Aug. 10th at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club.

-Weber