Gord Bamford

Gord Bamford

July 27, 2012 11:23 ET

Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: Celebrities Flock to the Links in Alberta to Help Local Charitable Foundation Raise Funds for Youth

Gord Bamford's Charity Golf Classic celebrates 5th Anniversary July 31 and August 1

LACOMBE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) -

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For the fifth year in a row, many country singers, NHL stars and other celebrities will join Alberta's own Gord Bamford in Lacombe, AB on July 31 and August 1 to raise funds for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation which provides financial assistance to local youth-focused organizations.

Funds from previous golf tournaments are already making a difference in Alberta. Larry Mathieson, Executive Director of the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House says, "We relied on corporate donations but even more so we relied on community support to raise the funds to build this much needed House to accommodate families while their child is in the hospital. We are extremely grateful to Gord Bamford for his support during our capital campaign."

The gala will start at 5 pm, July 31 at the Lacombe Barnett Arena and golf the following day at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club at 9 am. The gala will feature performances by Bamford and many special guests, a live celebrity auction, free agent celebrity silent auction and even a midnight jam session.

"It's been pretty amazing to see how this charity golf event has grown and been able to help so many great charities," says Bamford. "It's truly a wonderful thing to be a part of and when you sell out (the golf tournament) in less than a day it's also a testament to the great team of people that help run it. I can't believe its year five!"

As the golf tournament grows, so does the list of corporations who want to be involved. Title sponsor for 2012 is PennWest Exploration and Keith Luft of Penn West is proud to partner with Gord and his team to reach out and support Alberta rural kids and communities. "Gord's humble connection to the rural community, Alberta youth and specifically Alberta 4H led to a very easy decision to get behind this event. We have participated in the golf tournament event for the last few years and enjoy the opportunity."

About Gord Bamford

Gord Bamford is a true country boy, devoted family man, and successful, multi-award winning Canadian country music artist. He has written and recorded songs with some of Nashville's greatest and shared the stage with Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, and the legendary George Strait. His JUNO and CCMA awards and nominations are plentiful. Gord is realizing his dream and using his success to create opportunity, strengthen community, and affect positive change for kids through the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation.

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