Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Toby Keith is set to welcome a gathering of his friends this weekend, to help raise funds for critically ill children and their families. Starting this Friday, the Toby Keith and Friends Sweet 16 Golf Classic in Norman, OK will be a two-day event featuring a celebrity golf tournament and music-infused gala. Astounding items that will be auctioned off at the kick-off party are already available for bidding online to the public. In its 16th year, the benefit-event is the good work of the Toby Keith Foundation and its primary mission supporting OK Kids Korral.
The "Denim & Diamonds" themed event begins Friday, May 31 at Riverwind Casino for dinner, live and silent auctions and the music of Eddy Raven, among others. The next morning it's off to the Belmar Golf Club for the double shotgun start of the event's celebrity-studded golf tournament. A record-setting 54 teams will compete for prizes.
Recent additions to Golf Classic auction items include a private performance for 40 by America's Got Talent winner Darci Lynne, a Housewives of Orange County experience with Vicki Gunvalson, and a 2019 Defender X MR side-by-side off-road vehicle. Online bidding is available here: https://givergy.us/toby19
Celebrities added to the golf tournament include NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, former Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, former MLB pitcher Andy Ashby, Vicki Gunvalson, MMA's Dan Henderson, golfer Selanee Henderson, comedian Ron White, and recording artists Jamey Johnson and Clay Walker.
Both events support the Toby Keith Foundation's OK Kids Korral, a no-cost home for children battling cancer, and their families. Over the previous 15 years, the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic has raised $12.4 million to fund construction and operation of OK Kids Korral.