The Norman Transcript

Editorials

July 9, 2013

Job was well done

(Continued)

NORMAN —

As many of the celebrities and special guests — including Bob Stoops, Barry Switzer, Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis, OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione and Gov. Mary Fallin — noted during the event, the show marked a time for the healing process to begin for the tornado victims.

More than six weeks after the storms and thousands of recovery hours later, we continue to see hope, strength and resiliency in the eyes of those who are rebounding from Mother Nature’s wrath.

The sold-out charity event, benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, set a record for the largest paid audience for a concert in the history of OU’s stadium, exceeding attendance for the Rolling Stones and U2, according to Keith’s publicist Elaine Schock.

Finally, we would like to give special thanks to Keith. A Clinton native who grew up in Moore and now lives in Norman, Keith, who had several family members impacted by the May 20 tornado that ripped through Moore, went the extra mile to help his neighbors in a time of need. Keith’s generosity and efforts in making Saturday’s show happen will not soon be forgotten.

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