For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Canadian Rock Band Trooper Attends Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Gala
Nashville’s Cowboy Troy Joins Gala & Golf
Legendary Canadian rock band Trooper is ready to rock the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Gala held in Red Deer on August 13, 2014.
The Juno-award winning rock band’s 10 studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their 6 X Platinum greatest hits, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada’s best-selling catalog CDs and one of the country’s most enduring party soundtracks.
“We are excited about adding a rock element to the 7th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic,” says Gord Bamford. “Our Gala evening is always a night to remember and I know that our featured guests are going to bring the house down with their talent and enthusiasm.”
Cowboy Troy, one of the original members of Nashville’s Muzik Mafia and familiar face performing over the years with the group Big & Rich, is also ready to head to central Alberta. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to assist Gord with his charitable endeavors. He’s a great guy and his willingness to help others, through his Foundation, makes the rest of us want to jump in and lend a hand,” says Cowboy Troy.
Other confirmed celebrities for the invitation-only Gala event include Nashville songwriters Byron Hill, Phil O’Donnell, and Buddy Owens, as well as Canadian country artists Jason Blaine, Beverley Mahood, Aaron Pritchett and Duane Steele. Along with Bamford, the group of artists will perform two songs for the Gala attendees—one song that shows they are both a little bit country & a little bit rock ‘n roll.
A number of Olympians will also be attending the Gala and Golf. They include: Canadian women’s hockey team 2014 Gold medalists and current “Amazing Race Canada” participants Natalie Spooner & Meagan Mikkelson along with their gold medal winning teammate Shannon Szabados and Rebecca Johnston, gold medalist, 2010 Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.Also joining us from anotherfamiliar sheet of ice are Kaitlyn Lawes and Jill Officer, the 2014 Canadian Women’s Curling team gold medalists. Also attending the event will be NHL Hockey players Curtis Glencross and Kris Russell, as well as NHL alumni Theoren Fleury. Past Canadian and World Champion Rodeo Cowboys Davey Shields Jr. and brothers Rod & Denny Hay have also confirmed their attendance.
This year’s installment begins on Wednesday, August 13, at 4:30 pm, at the Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall in Red Deer, Alberta. The invitation-only Gala evening hosts over 750 people. The golf event hosts 42 teams, and takes place at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club Thursday, August 14, 2014.
Over $355,000 was generated on August 6, 2013 thanks to the generous businesses and supporters of the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. The dollars generated at this event support organizations that make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth and multi-use facilities all across Canada and include groups such as the Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Last fall Bamford donated $100,000 ($10,000 each) to 10 different Children’s Hospitals across Canada, and made another $100,000 commitment to the MusiCounts Canada program, to help fund music programs in Canadian schools.
The official Hashtag for the 2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic: #GordGives.
Tracey Feist, Ground Words Communications
***MEDIA: Celebrity photos are available at: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com
2014 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic:
Official HashTag: #GordGives