Keith event raises $500K for cancer charity
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Keith event raises $500K for cancer charity

Thursday, July 2, 2009 – Toby Keith's sixth annual golf and music fundraising weekend to benefit Ally's House raised more than $500,000 to help children with cancer and their families in Keith's native Oklahoma.

The $550,000 raised brings the to-date total to nearly $3 million.

The event, held June 12-13 in Norman, Okla., consisted of golf, dinner, an auction and music. A dinner party for 20 with Keith earned not two bids of $32,500. An Alaskan Adventure with Deadliest Catch star and boat captain Sig Hansen brought in $13,000.

More than 40 sports and music celebrities were in attendance, including Keith's Beer For My Horses co-star and co-writer Rodney Carrington. Also present were University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops; gymnast Bart Conner; racecar driver Bobby Hillin, Jr.; basketball players Kevin Bookout, Kelly Newton and Nancy Lieberman; baseball's Roger Clemens, Kevin Gross and Mickey Tettleton and football players Steve Owens and Jason White.

Named for the late daughter of a former band mate of Keith's, the organization helps families with children in treatment for cancer meet medical, pharmacy and household.

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