Lacombe, Alberta – The 9th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, held on August 3 - 4, was a colossal success again this year, completely selling out and raising a total of $386,175 for seven different Canadian charities. A continued supporter of KidSport, the Gord Bamford Foundation presented KidSport Alberta with a donation of $25,000 at the event to help kids across Canada.
The two-day event consisted of a star-studded evening gala, featuring silent and blind auctions and performances by special musical guests, with a full day of golf the following day. Gord along with other celebrities in attendance performed and auctioned themselves off to teams golfing the next day with bids reaching as high as $10,000, making the gala not only a great experience for attendants, but a major fundraising component for the event.
Gord Bamford was especially pleased with the results of this year’s Charity Golf Classic as he expressed, “I love partnering with organizations, such as KidSport Alberta, that work hard to support and help kids. Each year, I look forward to seeing how our foundation contributes to the health and happiness of kids—and I am never disappointed. Considering the economy, the results of this year’s event were great and I look forward to seeing what the 10th Annual event will bring.”
Funds raised from the Gord Bamford Foundation support KidSport Sports Day, creating a fun event for kids in schools to be active, try new sports and learn about healthy lifestyles. With last year’s donation from the Gord Bamford Foundation, 65 schools across Alberta were able to participate in KidSport Sports Day, totaling 16,537 kids!
The Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic continues to be a success with the support of sponsors, donators, special celebrity guests and of course, everyone in attendance. KidSport Alberta is grateful to the Gord Bamford Foundation for their continued partnership and to all of the individuals and companies who donated and came out to support the cause. It is because of you that vulnerable kids get the chance to play!
KidSport provides grants for over 100 different sports, removing the financial barriers that restrict children and youth from participating. Since 1995, over 80,988 children in Alberta have been supported through KidSport with more than $16.5 million being funded in that time. Overall, more than 520,000 kids across Canada are supported by KidSport.
For more details on the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic and a list of sponsors, go to bit.ly/2b1w6ZU. If you would like more information about KidSport, please contact:
Executive Director, KidSport Alberta
T: 780.644.1815 E: ebilawchuk@KidSport.ab.ca