Toby Keith will celebrate 10 years of The Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic on May 10-11 at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma. The event benefits OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from home for pediatric cancer patients, and will welcome even more celebrity golfers to the lineup. It will also include morning and afternoon shotgun starts for the first time in the event’s history.
“Our tenth year event is really a ‘thank you’ to all of those people who have supported us over the years,” said Toby Keith. “Ten years goes by fast when you are working toward a goal this big.”
The 10th anniversary of the golf classic will feature an evening of entertainment, fine food and live and silent auctions before a day of golf. Over the years, funds from the event have supported hundreds of pediatric cancer patients, helped with renovations to the Oncology Unit at The Children’s Hospital and will now go directly toward completing construction on OK Kids Korral.
“Our goal is to make life a little easier for families of children diagnosed with cancer,” Juliet Nees-Bright, Executive Director of The Toby Keith Foundation, said. “They are battling for their lives and we want to join their fight.”
The Golf Classic raises most of its funds from its live and silent auctions. Notable items up for bid this year include tickets to the ACM Awards, naming rights to a room in OK Kids Korral, a TPC Sawgrass Golf Getaway in Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla., a Los Angeles Talk Show ticket package and passes to the Emmy Awards. Silent auction items include memorabilia from Taylor Swift, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Buffet, Derek Jeter, Mia Hamm, Blake Griffin and Toby Keith himself.
For information about the golf tournament or other ways to help build OK Kids Korral, visit www.tobykeithfoundation.org.