Toby Keith Tees Up for Cancer Victims
Toby Keith is getting ready to host his seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, May 21 - 22 in Norman, Okla., as he continues to assist families with children struggling through cancer treatments. All proceeds from the golf event, dinner and auction will go to the Toby Keith Foundation, funding a 16-room guest lodge for pediatric cancer patients and their families .
The 30,000 square foot guest lodge -- called the OK Kids Korral -- on the grounds of Oklahoma University Medical Center, will provide a haven of respite for families of young cancer patients going through treatment. Currently under construction, the OK Kids Korral is expected to be completed in 2012.
The annual golf classic kicks off Friday night, May 21 with dinner, live entertainment and silent and live auctions, and will be emceed by Toby. Tickets are still available to Friday evening's event. However, golf team spots for the tournament the next day are already sold out. On Saturday, the tournament will culminate in the Ford Shootout closest-to-the-pin contest, with the winner driving away in a new Ford F-Series pickup.
Performing at this year's dinner and auction Friday night will be outlaw country artist, David Allan Coe and metal/pop band Rock Sugar. Items to be auctioned off include dinner for 20 with Toby, four tickets to a Chicago Bears/Minnesota Vikings game, including meet-and-greets with Adrian Peterson and Tommie Harris, a day on the set of 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' with Guy Fieri, a seven-day SeaDream Yacht Vacation and a two-day, three-night New Mexico hunting trip package.
Other items to be auctioned off will be memorabilia from Brett Favre, Steve Young, Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Phelps, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Kerry Collins, Derek Jeter, Maroon 5 and many more, with a list that keeps growing daily.
Toby is currently overseas, on his eighth USO Tour, performing 13 shows over 14 days for troops in Korea, Germany and forward operating bases in the Persian Gulf region.