It's a star-studded event today at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club in support of the Gord Bamford Foundation.

NHL alumni to country music stars and other special guests teed off at about nine this morning at the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.

One of those supporters is three-time Stanley Cup Champion Mark Recchi, who said he's more than happy to be here.

“It’s awesome. I had my own event for about 10 years and know the impact of where the dollars go and how it impacts people’s lives.”

“The support he has from this community is incredible. It’s a pretty neat thing to see and be a part of.”

The charity classic raised about $70,000 in its first year and 10 years later it’s believed to have surpassed the $3 million mark.

It’s something Bamford said is extremely humbling and is grateful for those who came out.

“For all these people to come out and support it, NHL alumni, and country singers, rock singers, it’s been the key to the whole thing. It’s a very unique event and really hard to duplicate and when you can start leaning on guys to pull some favours, it’s just tremendous.”

“I just really want to thank all those guys for coming in and being a part of it.”

Proceeds will help support local organizations such as MusiCounts, Lacombe Athletic Park Association and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lacombe.

Marty McSorley, Theo Fleury, Curtis Glencross along with five Sutter brothers were also included in the list of celebrities who attended the event.

Pro Rodeo Cowboy’s Denny Hay and Davey Shields Jr. were also there.

The charity classic is being played about a week after the announcement was made that the Gord Bamford Foundation had partnered up with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. 

Jumpstart will be receiving $10,000 to help kids from families in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activity.

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