05/12/2010

Toby Keith to Emcee Charity Event

(NORMAN, Okla.) Toby Keith's seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic is set for May 21-22 in Norman, Oklahoma, and a number of additions have been made to the already full slate of events and auction items. Keith is set to emcee the May 21 dinner and auction and golf team spots for the next day's tournament are already sold out, though tickets to the dinner are still available.

Additionally, outlaw singer and songwriter David Allan Coe and hard rocking metal/pop mashup band Rock Sugar will perform. An updated roster of auction items includes dinner for 20 with Toby, four tickets to a Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings games with meet-and-greets with Adrian Peterson and Tommie Harris, a seven-day SeaDream Yacht vacation, a day on the set of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives with Guy Fieri and a two-day, three-night New Mexico hunting trip package.

Also up for auction will be memorabilia from Miley Cyrus, Brett Favre, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, Michael Phelps, Kerry Collins, Steve Young, Derek Jeter, Tom Clancy, Emmitt Smith, Greg Maddux, Maroon 5 and many more.

Proceeds from the event and auction will assist severely ill children and their families through the Toby Keith Foundation, which is funding the OK Kids Korral 16-room guest lodge housing 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.

Keith is currently on his eighth USO Tour visiting four countries over 14 days and performing 13 shows for troops in Korea, Germany and forward operating bases in the Persian Gulf region.