16th annual Tip A Condor charity event

Posted at 9:42 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 00:42:35-05

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.”