Golf tournament raises $50k for burn suriviors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The "Lights and Sirens" were on today as the annual charity golf tournament raised more money than ever.

About 140 golfers hit the course to raise money for burn survivors.

This is the fifth year that the organization has held the event, but this time they raised $50,000.

The event hits close to home for many volunteers.

"It's been a personal issue for me," said Derek Robinson, chairman of the Kern County Burn Survivors. "My brother is a burn survivor, he was burned 15 years ago and so actively participating in this is a way of giving back to all those that helped my brother survive."

Proceeds from Lights and Sirens will go to support survivors, sponsor them for youth burn summer camp, and provide help as they re-enter the community and schools.

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