After 10 years of planning and fundraising, The Toby Keith Foundation will officially open the doors to OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home away from home for pediatric cancer patients and their families, on November 21. The new facility is located on the Oklahoma Health Center Campus in Oklahoma City.
To raise funds for the building, Toby has hosted the Toby Keith and Friends Golf Classic fundraiser annually for the last 10 years. “Thank you to all of those people who have supported us over the years,” he said. “Ten years goes by fast when you are working toward a goal this big.”
“Our whole goal is to provide lodging and peace of mind to children battling cancer,” Executive Director Juliet Nees-Bright said. “To keep them together, focused on healing and not spending hours commuting or going out of state for treatment.”
The 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art OK Kids Korral has 16 rooms, a neutropenic wing for children with weakened immune systems, a gourmet kitchen, Oklahoma Route 66 themed indoor play room, Oklahoma themed outdoor playground, game room, a family resource room, laundry room, theater and reflection room. It also features icons unique to Oklahoma such as the blue whale from Catoosa and the round barn from Arcadia. It will also house The Toby Keith Foundation’s offices.
For more information on OK Kids Korral, including how to donate and volunteer to help, visit www.tobykeithfoundation.org.
Great American Country and our good friends at Show Dog – Universal Music are celebrating the release of Toby’s new album, Drinks After Work, by giving you the chance to win a trip to Australia to see Toby in concert through our Toby Keith Drinks Down Under Sweepstakes! One grand prize winner and a guest will fly away to Sydney, Australia for Toby Keith’s Hammer Down Under Tour. The trip includes airfare, hotel, concert tickets and a meet-and-greet with Toby himself.
You can enter once per day from October 29 – November 26, 2013. You must be 21 years or older to enter this sweepstakes.