GORD BAMFORD

Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation announces new partnership

Jumpstart program will be receiving a $10,000 cheque from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation

The Gord Bamord Charitable Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program.

Bamford’s Foundation mission is to provide funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports and multi-use facilities, so the Jumpstart Program is a natural fit.

This year, Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program will be receiving a $10,000 cheque from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation.

Jumpstart is about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no child should be left out.

“Sports were a very important part of my life growing up. It’s not until you’re an adult that you realize all of the great lessons you’ve learned though sport. I’d never want to think of any child missing out on that opportunity,” said Bamford.

Bamford’s event, The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, has generated over $2.7 million for children’s charities over its decade long history, and this year’s sold out event is shaping up to be the best yet.

Over the past year, notable donations include $50,000 to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, $10,000 to the Music Program at IWK Health Centre Foundation and $10,000 to the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.

As one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history, Bamford is nominated again this year for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and the coveted CCMA’s ‘Fan’s Choice Award’.

As one of five nominees, fans will be able to vote online or through social media for their favorite Canadian country artist of the year. The voting link https://fanvote.ccma.org/#/country-awards-2017 is open to the public now.

With only a little while to go until the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, taking place Aug. 9th and 10th in Red Deer and Lacombe, the committee is busy organizing the country stars that will be flying in to perform, the exciting live auction items and the celebrities that will be auctioned off to the golf teams.

-Weber