Toby Keith’s 14th Annual Golf Classic Set for June 2-4
Singer, songwriter, entertainer and philanthropist Toby Keith will host the “14th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic” June 2-3 at Belmar Golf Club and Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma – and it’s all to benefit the kids.
Last year, the Classic raised $1,175 million for the Toby Keith Foundation, monies that go directly into operation of the OK Kids Korral, a facility offering a home away from home for sick children and families seeking treatment in Oklahoma City. The Korral is completely cost-free to families who stay, but its work is measured in much more than money.
“We have been doing chemo for four years now” says Amber Robertson, whose five year old daughter Bella is one of the many kids who have stayed at the OK Kids Korral – on average, children and families will stay five times a year for four days per stay. “Bella has grown up with OK Kids Korral, the staff and all their generosity and love,” Roberson continues.
“Every time we get in the car for our three hour drive Bella says, 'Mom where we going?' I tell her that we're on our way to the doctor and she asks if she has to get a poke today. My heart falls. Tears well up. But then, as soon as she gets that out of her mouth, she says, 'Can we go to Toby's house? Please mom! Can we stay the night at Toby's?' The tears in my eyes dry up and all the way up to OKC, everything is fine. OK Kids Korral has made our experience with chemo completely different”.
As always, Takamine Guitars is extremely proud of our association with the good and great, Toby Keith.