Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic reaches a milestone year

Over its decade-long history, the event has generated over $2.7 million for charity

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 its decade-long history, the event has generated over $2.7 million for charity. As the main source of funds to the Foundation, the Gord Bamford Foundation’s committee is dedicated to building its best event yet.

This year’s anniversary event will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer.

The private invitation-only Gala evening expects to see 700-plus 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 on Aug. 10th 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 the 10th anniversary of this event. It all began in 2008 with a small golf tournament in Lacombe 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 Bamford.

Excitement for the event has caught on in Lacombe as local restaurant Cilantro and Chive launched the Bamford Burger 4 Good available for the month of July.

Two dollars from each burger sold is being donated to the Gord Bamford Foundation.

This year, Bamford 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.

Meanwhile, last month Bamford returned to the country radio airwaves with Livin’ On Summertime, the first single from his upcoming brand new album.

Livin’ On Summertime was the number one most added song out of the box and already sits at #16 on the Mediabase Country Music Chart.

The video was just released last week.

Shot at Buffalo Lak by director Eppo Eerkes, the video is a classic feel good story featuring bright sun and water mixed with beautiful people at a lake in the middle of summertime, noted a release.

Delivering a song that strongly impacted at country radio set the stage for this summer’s extensive festival performances, Bamford will debut Livin’ On Summertime to his dedicated fan base this summer as he criss-crosses Canada hitting Country Music Festivals from coast to coast.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday

Central zone remains at three active cases

PHOTO: Stampede Cattle Raffle winner

Rimbey couple take home cash instead of cattle

Man arrested in Maskwacis for second degree murder

42-year-old Arthur Trinity Brown was located and arrested on June 30

Red Deer remains at two active COVID-19 cases

Alberta confirms 94 new cases over past two days

PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka

Fireworks, pancake breakfasts and the grand opening of the Ponoka Farmers Market

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

At Rushmore, Trump says protesters seek to ‘defame’ heroes

First Nations coalition rejects recommendation to lift Sen. Beyak’s suspension

First Nations coalition rejects recommendation to lift Sen. Beyak’s suspension

Canada restricts dealings with Hong Kong over new security law

Canada restricts dealings with Hong Kong over new security law

Man accused of ramming gate at Rideau Hall with truck faces multiple charges

Man accused of ramming gate at Rideau Hall with truck faces multiple charges

Hosting regular season MLB in Toronto “totally different ball game”

Hosting regular season MLB in Toronto “totally different ball game”

Siakam says he feels safe in Florida, despite explosion of COVID-19 cases

Siakam says he feels safe in Florida, despite explosion of COVID-19 cases

Most Read