Toby Keith is gearing up for his annual golf classic to benefit the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral.
The 12th annual event will take place May 15-16 at the Belmar Golf Club and Riverwind Casino in Norman, Okla. Proceeds will benefit the Toby Keith Foundation and its work with the OK Kids Korral, which Keith opened just over a year ago as a cost-free home for families and patients in pediatric cancer care.
“This event and our USO Tours are the best things we get to do all year,” Keith says. “I’ve been blessed with healthy kids, and I’m more than blessed to bring a bunch of folks together who want to help folks who haven’t. The great time we have — and we do have one, now — is a far distant second to making a difference for kids and families right here where we live.”
The Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic includes a dinner and silent auction, which will also feature musical performances, on May 15 and a twin shotgun gold tournament the next day, with 120 golfers and celebrities competing in the morning and 144 additional participants in the afternoon. The winner will take home a new Ford truck.
The silent auction will feature items from some of country’s biggest stars, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, George Strait and Luke Bryan, as well as sports memorabilia, tickets to the British Open, a trip to Cabo and more.
Keith recently released his new single, “35 MPH Town,” which is the title track and second single off of his upcoming album. In addition to his 2015 Good Times and Pickup Lines Tour, which kicks off on May 29, Keith is set to hit up multiple festivals this summer, including Country Jam 2015 and the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival.
More information about the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic and Keith’s charity can be found at TobyKeithFoundation.org.