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2015 Red White & Blue Charity Gala and Golf Tournament

E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation is proud to present its 2nd Red, White and Blue Gala and Golf Tournament benefiting T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). TAPS is an organization dedicated to helping families cope with the loss of a loved one, who served in our Armed Forces. TAPS has been able to help over 200 local families in Kern County in its existence.

This year’s guest of honor, sponsored by Californian Resources Corp., is Marcus Luttrell. Navy SEAL and author of “Lone Survivor.”


Thursday Night, April 23rd, Buck Owens Crystal Place.
5:30 PM – Early Reception for VIP/ Gold and Silver Sponsors
6:30 PM – Doors Open
6:50 PM – Opening Remarks
7:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Program Begins


Friday, April 24th, River Lakes
10:00 AM – Registration Begins
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – $10K Putting Contest
11:30 AM – Shotgun Start
BBQ Lunch and Dinner Buffet included
Multiple Hole-in-One Contests, Cash Prizes, and Raffle

This event is a follow on to our highly successful inaugural Red White & Blue Gala and Golf Tournament. Featuring Commander Rorke Denver, US Navy SEAL and star of the movie “Act of Valor”, the Gala raised over $75,000 for TAPS. The next day, twenty two teams competed for prizes in the golf tournament and were treated to a vintage Warbird flyover. In addition, uniformed service personnel from all branches of our Armed Forces and local National Guard Units were on hand to support our efforts. This golf tournament raised a further $25,000 for TAPS and generated significant interest in our local Military and the families who support them.

Our goal this year is to double the amount of funds we raised for TAPS in 2014. With Marcus Luttrell coming to Bakersfield for the first time, we believe sponsorships and tables will fill up fast. Please consider generously supporting TAPS by attending and contributing to Bakersfield’s 2nd Annual Red, White and Blue Charity Gala and Golf Tournament. We promise this will be an event to remember!


Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

About T.A.P.S


The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a not-for-profit organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

T.A.P.S National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp has been held annually since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps at locations across the country.

If you are suffering the loss of a military loved one, or if you know someone who can use our support, please call our toll-free help and information line now: 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).



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For more information about T.A.P.S, visit them online at


2015 Speakers

  • Testimonial


    United States Navy SEAL


    Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, tells the harrowing story of four Navy SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Operation Redwing. An unparalleled motivational story of survival, the book is also a moving tribute to the friends and teammates who did not make it off the mountain. A powerful testament to the courage, integrity, patriotism and community that forged these American heroes, Lone Survivor is an incredible account of teamwork, fortitude and modern warfare.

    In January 2014, Luttrell’s amazing story made the leap to the big screen with the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg (Battleship, Hancock) and starring Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) as Luttrell. The film celebrated a historic open, earning the second biggest January debut of all time.

  • Testimonial


    TAPS President and Founder


    Bonnie Carroll is the President and Founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national Veterans Service Organization providing peer based emotional support, grief and trauma resources and information, casualty casework assistance and crisis intervention for all those affected by the death of a loved one serving in, or in support of, the armed forces.

    Ms. Carroll currently serves on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, the Board of Directors of the Association of Death Education and Counseling, the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Family Readiness Council and she recently co-chaired the DOD Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide in the Armed Forces.


  • Testimonial


    E&B Natural Resources

    About JIM TAGUE

    As Chairman for the Red ,White & Blue Charity Gala and Golf Tournament, I would like to thank and welcome all of our sponsors, supporters and guests. What you will see tonightand tomorrow represents a year of hard work (and some trepidation) by many volunteers; all of which are dedicated to making this 2nd annual event a unique and beneficial fundraiser for TAPS. TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) is an amazing organization that has quietly supported over 200,000 family members nationwide who have lost a loved one in military service – including over 200 family members from Kern County alone. Thus, it is our privilege to widely introduce TAPS and their heartfelt mission to Bakersfield and Kern County. In keeping with this theme, we would also like to introduce you to our community’s active duty, reserve and National Guard personnel – who when called upon to pay the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Country, we’ll know that TAPS is there to support their families.

The 2014 Red White & Blue Charity Gala and Golf Tournament raised over $75,000 for TAPS


2015 Red White Blue Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Co – Sponsor 2 Available


  • Corporate branding equal to E&B; and listing as co-sponsor on acknowledgment literature
  • Guaranteed floor seating for Gala
  • Table for eight (8) at Gala
  • Pre Gala reception
  • Two (2) Teams of four (4) at Golf Tournament on Friday1) Sponsor Marcus Luttrell, Keynote speaker
    2) Sponsor Bonnie Carroll, President of TAPS

Platinum Sponsor


  • Corporate branding on acknowledgment literature
  • Priority dinner seating at Gala
  • Table for eight (8) at Gala
  • Pre Gala reception
  • Team of four (4) at Golf Tournament on Friday




Gold Gala Sponsor


  • Corporate branding on acknowledgment literature

  • Priority dinner seating at Gala

  •  Table for eight (8) at Gala

  •  Pre Gala reception



Silver Gala Sponsor


  • Corporate branding on acknowledgment literature

  • Priority dinner seating at Gala

  • Table for four (4) at Gala

  • Pre Gala reception

Silver Gala Sponsor


  • Corporate branding on acknowledgment literature

  • Priority dinner seating at Gala

  • Table for four (4) at Gala

  • Pre Gala reception

  • Dinner Gala – Table for four (4) $1,000

  • Golf – Team of four (4) $1,000

  • Golf – Hole Sponsor $500

  • Donate table at Gala or Golf Team of four (4) to local active duty military $1,000

     Please Note: Sponsorship levels are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Contact Jim Tague 661-679-1703 to confirm availability.

TAPS served an average 240 incoming survivor calls per week in 2013

Get in touch with us

Contact Details

Jim Tague at 661-679-1703
Julie Morales at 661-679-1743

Contact Address

1600 Norris Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308