Toby Scores for Charity
The seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised close to $600,000 for charity. The May 21-22 event in Norman, Okla., which is comprised of a dinner, auction, concert and golf tournament, has raised almost $3,000,000 since its inception for Oklahoma's children battling cancer and their families.
In addition to Toby, stars David Allan Coe and Phil Vassar were also on hand. A top draw in the auction included dinner for 20 with Toby. As it did last year, the meal generated such interest that Toby agreed to do two dinners, one for each of the top bidders at $28,000 a piece.
A Super Bowl package went for $16,000 and top silent auction items included a canvas of Toby featuring the lyrics to "Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” that went for $3,900, Vikings and Jets Brett Favre jerseys at $4,100 and a Cal Ripken Jr. package that brought in $3,500.
A custom Triumph Rocket III motorcycle autographed by NFL stars Tommie Harris (Bears), Adrian Peterson (Vikings), Roy Williams (Bengals) and Mark Clayton (Ravens) sold for $40,000.
Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund the OK Kids Korral 16-room guest lodge, a 30,000-square-foot facility that will house pediatric cancer patients and their families on the grounds of Oklahoma University Medical Center.