Oklahoma country legend to hold annual event a short distance from the metro

Country music star, Toby Keith can trade those red solo cups for Waterford crystal.  According to Forbes, he pulls down a cool 65-million dollars a year in record sales and concerts.

Country music star, Toby Keith can trade those red solo cups for Waterford crystal. According to Forbes, he pulls down a cool 65-million dollars a year in record sales and concerts.

NORMAN, Okla. – One of Oklahoma’s country legends, Toby Keith,  has been hosting the annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic for more than a decade.

This year the 11th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic is set for May 16-17, 2014 and will feature a live auction, nearly 100 silent auction items, fabulous food, great entertainment, and a celebrity filled round of golf.

For the opening festivities, Toby acts as auctioneer and his friends help supply the fun all night long.

The Friday night invitation only event at the Riverwind Casino will be packed with 750 guests who will bid on auction items including an African safari, a stay at The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, a guitar signed by the Oklahoma Tornado Relief artists, a bull elk hunt, and autographed items from Colin Kaepernick, Kurt Warner, Derek Jeter, Dan Marino, Nolan Ryan, Ken Stabler, Phil Mickelson, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Buffett, Jason Aldean, George Straight and many more.  The ladies can also bid on a bohemian black and white crystal chandelier, custom jewelry from SL Designs, a basket of Ree Drummond’s (The Pioneer Lady) favorite things, a trip to Lake Tahoe and a fur coat.

On Saturday morning, 200 golfers will have a great time with the celebrities who attend the event at the Belmar Golf Course.  Some of the celebrities include Dermontti Dawson, Tony Casillas, Roy Williams, Sam Bowie, Nancy Lieberman and Red Steagall, The golf event has grown to include two shotgun starts and ends with the Built Ford Tough Shootout where someone will win a new Ford Truck.

The 11th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic benefits OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients, and is the largest event The Toby Keith Foundation hosts.

Since officially opening on January 7, 2014 the Korral has had more than 75 family visits with stays ranging from one day to eight weeks.