The Renegade Rip

NAMIWalks: Mental health awareness and fundraising event comes to Bakersfield

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 18, 2019

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) celebrated 17 years of NAMIWalks on Oct. 12 at Beach Park. NAMI is one of the nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization that is dedicated to helping millions of Americans who are affected by mental illness. NAMI help family members who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder,...

Sugar Ray Leonard raises money for boys and Girls Club of Kern County

Laura Lanfray, Feature Editor

February 22, 2019

In support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County (BGCKC), community members came together for an evening of fundraising, stories, and dinner with boxing icon, Sugar Ray Leonard, and acclaimed Sportscaster, Greg Gumbel on Feb. 19. Upon arrival at the Armstrong center in Niles street, the special guests were taken a tour of the facility before making their way to the...

Magdalene Hope holds first golf fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Kern County

Richard Bumatay watches his golf ball after his swing.

Saad Kazi, Reporter

September 13, 2018

Several golfers showed up on the fair-weathered morning of Sept. 8 to participate in Magdalene Hope’s Tee Off for Hope golf tournament at the Kern River...

Players in jail

Locals play Monopoly for a good cause

March 11, 2018

Fans of the board game Monopoly had the opportunity to fundraise for the volunteer center and play the game like they have never seen it before during...

Male contestant for Natural Beard (over 12 inches) category presents his beard to judges.

Beard Bash competition event raise money to help children

November 14, 2017

Men with handle-bar whiskers, business beards and women in crafted (fake) beards, traveled from Southern California and Northern California, to Bakersfield,...

Director of Financial Aid Jenifer Achan sits and paints among other guests participating in the activity.

BC students paint to fundraise scholarships

October 23, 2017

The “Pop Goes the Easel” event held in the cafeteria on Oct. 9 saw 21 members of Bakersfield College and the community in attendance. The BCSGA Scholarship...

Attendants have dinner while waiting for the live auction to begin at the Couples for CASA red-carpet event.

Delemate Residence hosts CASA fundraiser

October 19, 2017

Couples for CASA, which took place on Oct. 7 at the Delemater Residence in Bakersfield, helped raise funds for CASA of Kern County and celebrated community...

Fundraiser to provide scholarships with the help from local car wash

Fitzgerald Graves, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Sparkling Image Car Wash businesses in Bakersfield are sponsoring a fundraiser on Sept. 22 at their five locations. Sparkling Image will donate the proceeds from the fundraiser to provide scholarships for students in fifth or sixth grade from schools throughout Kern County School District, so that students who have limited resources but wish to stay at Camp Keep for the week...

BC Tennis hosting fundraiser

BC Tennis hosting fundraiser

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

August 25, 2016

The Bakersfield College Tennis program is holding their annual fundraising tournament to help raise funds for their teams. The tournament is scheduled...

Drumline needs to fundraise for nationals

Drumline needs to fundraise for nationals

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 15, 2016

Bakersfield College’s drumline has again qualified to compete in nationals at Dayton University in Dayton, Ohio. However, the team lacks the necessary...

Fundraiser helps move Haggard home

Amber Hayden, Photographer

March 19, 2014

Country music could be heard from outside the doors of the Kern County Basque Club during a fundraiser for the Merle Haggard boxcar home, which took place on March 7. With the current state of the Haggard home still in the air, Glenda Rankin and Diane Sharman, founders of the non-profit organization Citizens Preserving History, have been working hard to get it moved into the ...

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