Tonight the Bakersfield Condors traded their hockey sticks for dinner trays at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield.
They were serving dinner while collecting tips at the 16th annual Tip A Condor charity event.
“It’s fun,” defenseman Brad Hunt said. “You get to talk to people that support you throughout the whole year and the money goes towards a good cause. It’s all about helping people and that’s what we’re all about.”
The proceeds benefited the Kern County Shrine Club, which Matthew Ford believes is a good way to help children.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to interact with the fans and to raise money and do charitable things at the same time,” Ford said. “Personally for me, that’s what I like doing the most.”
The team had custom tote bags, along with other items, that were both auctioned and raffled off throughout the night.
Arguably the biggest hit was when a handful of players serenaded the guests to “I want it that way,” by the Backstreet Boys.
Attendees paid $100 for the performance to happen and $80 for Mitch Moroz, Kyle Platzer and Kale Kessy to sing “O Canada.”