Toby Raises Record Amount for Charity
The fifth annual Toby Keith & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic, held June 6–7, raised a record-setting $709,000 for Ally’s House, an Oklahoma agency that helps children with cancer.
The amount pushed the five-year total past $2.3 million. "I knew we could make a difference with Ally’s House, but it really is even bigger than I’d hoped," Toby says. "We’ve helped a ton of families, and we’re proud that we have never had to turn away an Oklahoma family that needs help." The event brought 750 celebrities and guests together for golf, music and a silent auction. Top auction items included dinner with Toby, with two selling for $35,000 each. Autographed memorabilia at the auction included items from Tiger Woods, George Strait, Brett Favre, Carrie Underwood, Tony Stewart, Peyton Manning, Loretta Lynn and Tom Hanks, among others. All funds go directly to Ally’s House, an organization based in Norman, Okla., and named for Allison Webb, the daughter of original Toby Keith band member Scott Webb. Ally died at age two after losing a battle with kidney cancer. Hundreds of Oklahoma families have already benefited from the care and support given by Ally’s House. For more information on the charity, go to allyshouse.net.