05/17/2010

Larry the Cable Guy added to Toby Keith Charity Event

Celebrated comedian Larry The Cable Guy is the latest addition to Toby Keith's seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, set for May 21-22 in Norman, Oklahoma. He'll join the event's namesake as co-emcee for the dinner and auction the night before the golf outing. And he's not the only late-breaking addition to the lineup. Cincinnati Bengals defensive back and former OU Sooner Roy Williams is the newest celebrity golf participant. He's also one of four NFL stars who contributed to the one-of-a-kind Triumph Rocket 3 motorcycle donated by Pros For Africa and adorned with autographs. Williams, along with Chicago Bear Tommie Harris, Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson and Baltimore Raven Mark Clayton, traveled to Uganda in March to advocate and provide for children in the region.

Additional new auction items include tickets to The View, which have been added to a New York City package that also boasts tickets to Disney's Mary Poppins on Broadway. All in, there are 10 live auction items and 84 silent auction items. The golf tournament is sold out with 36 teams, and more than 750 attendees are expected at Friday night's dinner, concert and auction.

As previously announced, David Allan Coe and metal/pop mashup band Rock Sugar will perform, and all proceeds assist severely ill children and their families through the Toby Keith Foundation.

The immediate goal is to fund the OK Kids Korral 16-room guest lodge, which will house pediatric cancer patients and their families on the grounds of Oklahoma University Medical Center. With completion expected in 2012, the 30,000 sq. ft. facility will be a haven of respite for families of young children struggling through cancer treatments. Visit the website at
target="_blank">www.tobykeithfoundation.org for details.