Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith has just launched his latest standing-room only trek, the Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series. But prior to heading out, Keith devoted a weekend, as he does every year, to the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, which raised more than $950,000 last month.
More than 800 attended the opening dinner, musical event and silent auction, with 44 teams participating in the golf tournament during the May 16-17 event. As is the case each year, auction items resulted in some of the biggest contributions to the event’s fundraising total. Top bids included:
- Dinner with Toby Keith at the OK Kids Korral: $52,000
- Bull Elk Hunt at Express UU Bar Ranch: $37,500
- Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus Memorabilia piece: $35,000
- Toby Keith Behind the Scenes Experience: $30,000
- Brush Creek Ranch Getaway: $30,000
- African Safari: $25,000
All proceeds benefit the Toby Keith Foundation and its mission of encouraging the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients, primarily through its work with the OK Kids Korral. A cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for patients and their families seeking treatment at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, OK Kids Korral opened in January of this year.