Bamford raises $273,000 with charity golf tournament

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Golfers and guests in the charitable golf tournament raised $273

Golfers and guests in the charitable golf tournament raised $273

Gord Bamford and friends recently raised $273,000 for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation at his fourth annual 2011 Charity Golf Tournament in Lacombe Aug. 4 and 5.

The money generated goes to support Bamford’s foundation, which provides support for education, music, and health care to improve the quality of life for families across Canada.

“We keep pushing ourselves every year to make a difference for these organizations,” said Bamford. “I can’t thank my sponsors, friends and fellow musicians enough for faithfully coming out to support my Foundation and these charities that truly make a difference in the lives of so many children. I’m humbled to be able to give back 100 per cent of the proceeds raised at my fourth annual golf tournament.”

Silent and live auction items included a one-hour Gord Bamford Unplugged acoustic performance, a Summer Sendoff concert VIP package and a guitar signed by Jason Alden, Ronnie Dunn and the Judds. Those in attendance were treated to a star-studded concert with performances from Bamford, Pa tricia Conroy, Aaron Pritchett, Jake Mathews, Beverley Mahood and Dallas Smith from the band Default.

The Canadian Country Music Association recently nominated Bamford in four award categories for 2011: Single of the Year (My Daughter’s Father), Songwriter(s) of the Year (Put Some Alcohol on It), and CMT Video of the Year (My Daughter’s Father). Bamford was again nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category. The CCMA’s will be held in Hamilton, Ont. Sept. 9 to 12.

Casey Clarke of CMT Canada filmed the Chevy Top 20 Aug. 5 at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, and will air the program at a later date.