Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith will celebrate a decade of supporting Oklahoma's children with cancer and their families at the 10th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic
on May 10 and 11
. This year, the Toby Keith Foundation's
primary fundraising event will welcome even more celebrity golfers teeing up at the Belmar Golf Course
on Saturday, May 11
, with morning and afternoon shotgun starts for the first time in the history of the two-day effort. Each golfer will be eligible to win a new Ford F-150 truck in the Built Ford Tough Shootout. The festivities kick off on Friday, May 10
at the Riverwind Casino
with a "Denim & Diamond" dinner and auction that also includes entertainment.
The golf classic benefits the Toby Keith Foundation's OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients, which is set to open in October 2013.
The Golf Classic generates most of its funds from its amazing 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 from Toby Keith himself.
Toby's cause always attracts a host of celebrity friends, including MLB greats Greg Maddux and Bret Saberhagen, Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner, Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, and current and former NFL players Dermontti Dawson, Rocky Calmus, Roy Williams and Tony Casillas.
For information and tickets for the 10th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, or other ways to help build OK Kids Korral, please visit www.tobykeithfoundation.org
"Toby was at the construction site last month thanking all the workers for keeping us on schedule. It was nice to see how much they cared about the house and how they had their hearts in the project," said Juliet Nees-Bright, executive director of The Toby Keith Foundation.
"We're proud of how far we've come. Ten years ago, we were just in the process of healing from the loss of my band member's child and now we're getting ready to open our doors to thousands of people who need support," said Toby Keith.
Friday, May 10
"Denim & Diamond" Dinner and Silent and Live Auctions with Entertainment
1544 State Highway 9
Norman, OK 73072
Saturday, May 11
Two Shotgun Starts begin at 8:00am and 1:30pm
Belmar Golf Club
1025 E. Indian Hills Road
Norman OK 73071