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2016 Red White & Blue Charity Gala and Golf Tournament

The Red White & Blue Community Support Fund is proud to present its 3rd 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.

Join us for our annual Charity Gala & Golf Tournament on June 16, 2016 for a night at the Crystal Palace with Key Note speaker Taya Kyle, Widow of American Sniper, Chris Kyle. Then on June 17th, 2016 join us for a round of Golf at The Links at Riverlakes Ranch. For more information email


Thursday Night, June 16th, Buck Owens Crystal Place.
5:30 PM – Early Reception for VIP/Sponsors
6:30 PM – Doors Open
6:50 PM – Opening Remarks
7:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Program Begins


Friday, June 17th, River Lakes
7:00 AM – Registration Begins
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BBQ Lunch included
Prizes, and Raffles

In 2014 and 2015, E&B Natural Resources, along with the generous support of our sponsors and the local community, were able to raise over $250,000 for TAPS, a much needed nonprofit organization that assists the U.S. military and armed forces communities. The evening’s guest speakers included Bonnie Carroll, President of TAPS with special keynote speakers Cdr. Rorke Denver (2014) and Marcus Lutrell (2015). Each event gave attendees insight to the efforts and assistance TAPS provides as well as motivation to help them reach more families in need.

Taya Kyle, Widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle

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


2016 Speakers

  • Testimonial

    Taya Kyle

    Widow of American Sniper, Chris Kyle

    About Taya Kyle

    “Life with my husband taught me many things,” shares Taya Kyle. “Probably the biggest thing it taught me was how to turn a life of fear into a life of faith. I learned strength and humility through Chris.  I do my best to share that strength with others.”  Of course, Taya is referring to her late husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL, New York Times Best Selling author, and perhaps the deadliest man to ever peer through the scope of a military rifle.  Since his tragic death in February of 2013, Taya has focused on keeping the spirit of his service alive.  As Taya puts it, “Chris left us with a lot to do. Everyone struggles. I believe if we are open to it, we can see how God prepares us ahead of time for the hardships we will face in our lives. He also takes care of us afterward and shows us how to help others.”

    Taya regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the challenges facing veterans, first responders and their families.  She also talks about the value of knowing who you are, what you believe in and standing strong for it.  A native of Oregon, Taya Kyle currently lives in Texas with her two children.  She’s been a guest and commentator for NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and Anderson Cooper.  Additionally, her moving speech at the National Rifle Association’s 2013 annual meeting attracted widespread attention and established her as an outspoken leader.

  • 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


    Gazelle Transportation

    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 2015 Red White & Blue Gala and Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for TAPS


2015 Red White Blue Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Co – Sponsor 2 Available


Corporate branding 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 Friday

(1) Sponsor Taya Kyle, 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

TAPS Golf Sponsorship


  • Corporate branding on acknowledgment literature
  • One (1) team of four (4) for golf
  • Hole Sponsorship

Other ways to participate:

  • 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 661-328-5002 or 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 661-328-5002

Contact Address

Bakersfield, CA 93308