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!
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).
For more information about T.A.P.S, visit them online at www.taps.org
United States Navy SEAL
About MARCUS LUTTRELL
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.
TAPS President and Founder
About BONNIE CARROLL
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.