Toby Keith helps raise money to battle cancer
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Toby Keith helps raise money to battle cancer

Thursday, April 12, 2007 – Toby Keith will once again will host the annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic in Norman, Okla., Saturday, April 28th. The tournament will benefit Ally's House, an organization that Keith helped establish to support Oklahoma's young cancer patients. "We throw a great party with this event every year to support these kids in their battle with cancer," Keith said. "Soldiers come in all sizes."

The weekend includes a party, auction and live entertainment. Among this year's items are trips to see the Tonight Show in Los Angeles, Keith's concert in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World vacations in Florida, a San Diego getaway and a Mediterranean Yachting Voyage. For sports fan, the auction is packed with autographed items from stars like Tiger Woods and Mickey Mantle. Music lovers can bid on items from musical celebrities Sammy Hagar, Bob Seger, Garth Brooks and others.

Several celebrity friends of Keith's have given commitments to attend the event and be included in the celebrity draw for golf, although none were named.

Ally's House is named after Allison Webb, daughter of Keith's friend and original bandmate Scott Webb. She died in August 2003, 1 month short of her third birthday, from a form of kidney cancer called Wilm's tumors.

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