The 12th annual charity golf classic for The Gord Bamford Foundation raised $464,755 last week.
The event included its first live pledge drive that raised $76,000 for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.
“This event all started as a dream back in 2008, to support local charities and children in central Alberta. Now, over time, we’ve seen the impact these monies can have to support groups such as the CACAC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, MusiCounts and countless other organizations so they can fulfil their dreams,” said Bamford in a statement.
The two-day event included a sold-out evening in Red Deer hosted by Paul McGuire. More than 750 people were entertained by Canadian country musicians Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett, Jess Moskaluke and Jojo Mason.
Buddy Owens and Galen Griffin also took the stage to perform a Merle Haggard tribute piece, alongside Bamford.