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Country music star Toby Keith held his sixth annual charity golf classic during the weekend of June 12-13 in Norman, Oklahoma, and raised over half a million dollars.

The tournament – which featured sports stars such as Bobby Hillin, Jr, Kevin Bookout, Kelly Newton, Nancy Lieberman, and Roger Clemens – raised $550,000 for Ally’s House, a facility in Norman for children with cancer and their families named after Allison Webb, the 2-year-old daughter of one of Keith’s band members, who died in 2003.

“So many charity events have struggled in this economy,” said Linda Webb, executive director of Ally’s House. “We are very pleased, and it’s really going to help us with all the exciting things that we have planned. … Toby’s support is a gift we never take for granted, and we appreciate it more than we can express. Even though we have the support of Toby Keith, which is invaluable which other organizations would just die to have, the need is greater than any one person or one event.”

“You hope that you continue to grow, but there is a little bit of recession going on right now. But I still expect it to be fantastic as always,” added Keith. “I really call on people hard to come forward and help our cause for these kids in Oklahoma but … I think I’m gonna have to beat them up a little harder this year I think.”

To find out how you can support this charity, visit the official website.

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