The 18th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic is back May 20-21 in Oklahoma City and Norman to benefit OK Kids Korral, the cost-free home for families of children being treated at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. The Friday night (5/20) kickoff dinner and auction in Oklahoma City will be headlined by the iconic John Conlee, with support from local faves Hypnotik.
Another highlight of the evening will be the live auction, this year in even sharper relief with a hand-tooled saddle from famed saddle maker Travis McIntyre, who also happens to be the parent of a child currently staying at OK Kids Korral. Other items include a luxury golf getaway for eight to Cabo San Lucas, a painting by the celebrated Zonly Looman, a hog hunt, a new golf cart and, as always, a one-of-a-kind offering from the event's host and organizer Toby Keith.
Silent auction items include signed memorabilia from music makers Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, KISS, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, The Bacon Brothers and Chris Stapleton. Autographed offerings will also be available from sports icons Roger Clemens, Joe Burrow, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matthew Stafford, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Triple Crown jockeys, Cal Ripken Jr., and Peyton and Eli Manning. Other unique items include a Lake of the Ozarks stay, a pizza oven, a custom Toby Keith canvas, jewelry, an Austin getaway and a cigar rolling experience.
In addition to the Denim & Diamonds themed opening night, 54 golf teams will enjoy a dual shotgun start Saturday (5/21) at Keith's Belmar Golf Club in Norman. The day concludes with a closest-to-hole shootout for $10,000.
The Classic returned for its 17th year in 2021, raising more than $1.4 million – the second-highest total yet – after taking the 2020 pandemic year off. All in, the gathering has raised $13.7 million to build and operate OK Kids Korral, which is celebrating eight years of welcoming and comforting children with cancer and their families.
Silent auction bidding is open to the public and begins online May 5 here: winningticket.com/TKFGC-2022