Keith holds golf fundraiser
Monday, March 14, 2011
– Toby Keith is sponsoring a golf tournament in May to benefit America's service members and helping families of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The eighth Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic is set for May 20-21. The event will again feature live and silent auctions, a dinner, entertainment and a day of golf.
Proceeds benefit the Toby Keith Foundation's efforts to build the OK Kids Korral, which will provide a home for pediatric cancer patients and their families while they receive treatment in Oklahoma City.
"OK Kids Korral is going to be different than any other facility in our area," Keith said. "We are doing our best to address issues that arise while a child is in treatment such as weakened immune systems and sensitivity to light. More than anything, we want it to be a home of inspiration, encouragement and hope."
Keith's personal connection to the cause dates to 2003 and the loss of Allison Webb, the young daughter of close friends. In Webb's memory, Keith helped her family create Ally's House, which provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer. He extended his efforts in that cause last year by turning his foundation's focus to creating a cost-free, state-of-the-art overnight lodging facility where multiple families can enjoy a relaxing haven as they work to get their children healed.
"We've committed to building OK Kids Korral and itıs no small feat," Keith said.
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