More than 60,000 fans took part in raising approximately $2 million during the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Money raised from the concert will go toward local recover efforts to aid those affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma in May 2013.
The concert, headlined by Toby Keith, took place on July 6 and featured Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, Wade Hayes and Carrie Underwood (via Satellite from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville). Television personality Storme Warren emceed the event, which was held at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Donations are still being accepted online via the United Way home page (unitedwayokc.org), or by calling 405-236-8441.
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