Spend the day playing golf and clay target shooting with your local veterans at the 3rd Annual Bird and Birdie event hosted by the Kern County Wounded Heroes Fund and Honor Flight Kern County.

The “bird” part of the event will take place at the Kern County Gun Club where teams will take part in a fun competition of clay target shooting on the morning of Friday, March 10.

Following the gun club, participants will head over to the Buena Vista Golf Course and play nine holes of golf and try to get a “birdie.”

There will be a cigar bar, drinks, snacks, lunch provided by Salty’s BBQ and raffle prizes.

A four-person team entry is $750. If there is a three-person team, a local veteran is available to take the fourth spot.

Wendy Porter, founder and executive director of the Kern County Wounded Heroes Fund, said the annual event sells out and all proceeds stay in Kern County.

The proceeds of the event will be split between both local organizations.

The Wounded Heroes Fund was founded in 2009 and its goal is to offer support and appreciation to veterans returning to civilian life.

“We establish a new brotherhood for them here at home,” Porter said.

The organization helps veterans and their families through outreach programs like financial budgeting workshops, marriage retreats, financial assistance grants and monthly hikes, among others.

Honor Flight Kern County sends World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.

To sign up, donate raffle prizes or for more information, call the Wounded Heroes office at 328-8600 or Jason Mundorf at 201-6704.

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